Economics Scholarships and Aid
Graduate students, Nasiba Usmanova, Risyaf Fahreza, Adegboyega Owolabi, and Adrianna Ramirez-Cuellar at the 2019 Annual Awards Ceremony.
The Economics Department offers several half-time, merit-based graduate assistantships to students in need of financial assistance. These assistantships come with a monthly stipend and partial tuition waiver. Only fully admitted graduate students are eligible for these graduate assistantships. For eligibility and the application procedure, please see our Graduate Assistantships page for more details.
Several people enjoying the Annual Awards Ceremony.
Each year the department presents a number of special awards and prizes to deserving students. In addition to the certificates which describe the award, some of the awards include a small monetary stipend.
The awards and prizes have varied histories. Some have been funded by former students, while others have been established and funded by faculty members. Still others are offered by businesses in the area which have a special interest in economics students. The prizes are awarded each year at the annual Alumni and Awards event.
Scholarship applications are due at the end of of March. The fillable application form is below.
STEM in Economics Scholarship
The STEM in Economics scholarship awards are given to an economics undergraduate major, and an economics graduate student, with the highest GPAs in one of the STEM degrees in economics: Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics, Master of Science in Applied Econometrics, Combined B.S. + M.S. in Quantitative Economics.
Daniel Adubiri Gyimah
2023 Recipient of Graduate STEM in Economics Award: Daniel Adubiri Gyimah
Daniel Adubiri Gyimah completed his bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Applied Econometrics at EMU. Daniel is driven to use his skills and knowledge to make a positive impact in the world and is committed to lifelong learning and personal growth. In his free time, he enjoys reading books on economics, working with data for data analysis, playing soccer, and exploring new places. He is grateful to the entire Economics Department faculty at Eastern Michigan University because they had a significant influence on both his academic performance and professional growth.
2022: Farjia Rashid
2021: Brandon Gomes
Adriana Henriquez Mora
2023 Recipient of Undergraduate STEM in Economics Award:
Adriana Henriquez Mora
Adri is a third year Quantitative Economics major and Finance minor. She is part of Student Government, Forensics, and the Women In Economics club. She participated in the Credit Suisse sophomore summer internship program and will be returning with them in the summer of 2023. Adri immigrated from Peru in 2016 and is very proud of her origin.
2022: Beomsoo Shim
2021: Odia Kaba
Bruce C. Gockerman Endowed Scholarship
The Bruce C. Gockerman award recognizes an economics major who submitted a superior paper on a subject closely related to the discipline of economics. It was established and funded by Bruce Gockerman, an alumnus.
2023 Recipient of Bruce C. Gockerman Award: Ramon Muller
Ramon Muller is a 2023 graduate of the Masters in Applied Econometrics program. Originally from Brazil, Ramon earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Florida Atlantic University. During his time as a graduate student at EMU, Ramon had the opportunity to intern for two prominent organizations - Ann Arbor SPARK and DEO.care. At Ann Arbor SPARK, he learned how to utilize Salesforce to build reports and gather crucial data for the organization, and at DEO.care, he contributed to operations and economic research projects. Ramon is thankful to all the professors and staff who have supported him throughout his academic and professional journey.
2022: Brandon Gomes
2021: Anna Newmyer
2020: Emily Dunn
Gary E. Murg Endowed Scholarship
The Gary E. Murg award is given to an economics major in recognition of outstanding student service to the department and/or college. The award was established and funded by Gary Murg, esq., an alumnus.
2023 Recipient of Gary E. Murg Award: Rebekah Arcilla
Rebekah Arcilla is a rising senior in the Quantitative Economics program with a minor in Finance. She is currently an incoming intern for CVS Health in the Finance Department, where she will be assisting in forecasting daily cash activities and cash management tasks. She is very thankful for the faculty members that have helped her grow her passion for the field of Economics. Rebecca hopes to one day work in Investment Banking and use her degree to advocate and help those in the Asian American Pacific Islander community.
2022: Camila Henriquez Mora
2021: Martyna "Marcy" Czopek
2020: Anna Newmyer
Donald W. Pearson Endowed Scholarship
The Donald W. Pearson award is given to an economics major or minor with a minimum GPA of 3.0 with preference given to an Honors Program participant and/or a student who is interested in an international study experience. The award was established by Professor Emeritus Donald W. Pearson.
2023 Recipient of Donald W. Pearson Award: Jason Lawless
Jason Lawless is a senior double majoring in Economics and Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. He is pursuing departmental honors in both majors as well as university and highest honors, having presented his thesis, “Effect of State COVID-19 Policies on Post-Pandemic Employment” at the Undergraduate Symposium. Jason is thankful for all the support and guidance EMU Economics faculty and staff have provided throughout his undergraduate journey. He plans to continue his academic pursuits with a master’s degree in the future.
2022: Odia Kaba
2021: Emma Krietemeyer
2020: Camila Henriquez Mora
The university provides many opportunities for scholarships.