Economics Scholarships and Aid
Graduate students, Nasiba Usmanova, Risyaf Fahreza, Adegboyega Owolabi, Adrianna Ramirez-Cuellar at the 2019 Annual Awards Ceremony.
The Economics Department offers approximately 10 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 application procedure, please see our Graduate Assistantships page for more details.
Scholarship applications are generally due on the first week of March. The fillable application form is below.
Each year the department presents a number of special awards and prizes to deserving undergraduate students. In addition to the certificates which describe the award, most include a small monetary stipend.
These awards and prizes have varied histories. Some have been funded by former students. 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.
STEM in Economics Scholarship (NEW!)
These awards are given to an economics major, and a graduate student with the highest GPA 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.
2021 Recipients of STEM in Economics Awards (Graduate)
After earning his B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Wyoming, Brandon Gomes entered the project management world to explore his passion for problem-solving data, and networking. Currently, he works as a Graduate Assistant for the Economics department, where he has been able to interact with faculty and students in the program, both here and outside of EMU. He is currently going for my MSc. in Econometrics and plan to graduate in Winter 2022 after which he will be pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics before going for a professorship. Outside of his studies, my hobbies include soccer, martial arts, music, and investing. He is originally from Guyana, and is the first in my family to attend college, so completing his master's will be a very personal victory. He is thrilled with his experience at Eastern Michigan University and said the faculty and staff here in the Department of Economics have been absolutely amazing.
2021 Recipients of STEM in Economics Awards (Undergraduate)
Odia Kaba is a sophomore double majoring in economics and quantitative economics with a minor in psychology. She is also pursuing university honors. She hopes to have a career in health economics. She currently works as a finance assistant at NEW (Nonprofit Enterprise at Work), where she does bookkeeping for local non-profits. In her spare time she enjoys creative projects. She plans to launch her small business in the near future, selling handmade products.
Bruce C. Gockerman Endowed Scholarship
This 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.
2021 Recipient of Bruce C. Gockerman Award
Anna Newmyer is a Senior graduating this April with a double major in Economics and Political Science. Since her first semester at Eastern Michigan University, she has been a Honors student and will be graduating with university, departmental, and highest honors. Over this past year she held the position of President of Women in Economics; we have had the opportunity to accomplish a variety of tasks, such as creating a Student in Need scholarship and designing a student textbook library. In addition, she has worked in a variety of internship positions that have allowed her to apply the knowledge she has gained while studying economics; in the fall of 2019 she was a legislative intern for Representative Donna Lasinski, and in the fall of 2020 I worked as a finance intern on Gretchen Driskell's Campaign for U.S. Congress. This March, she completed her senior thesis and presented my research at the 41st Undergraduate Symposium, investigating the relationship between independent voters and the economy. Her studies of economics have enhanced her education and she looks forward to seeing how it will assist her as she approach the job field post graduation."
2020: Emily Dunn
Gary E. Murg Endowed Scholarship
This 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.
Martyna "Marcy" Czopek
2021 Recipient of Gary E. Murg Award
Martyna “Marcy” Czopek is a senior at Eastern Michigan University double majoring in economics and human resource management. She is one of the founding members of the Women in Economics club and has served as the vice president since the club's creation in 2019. Martyna was born in Poland and has a passion for improving business strategy by embracing diversity of thought, using economic data as a predictor of future trends and enhancing international global relations. After her graduation, she plans to pursue a career where she can apply her skills and further enhance her knowledge within economics and business.
2020: Anna Newmyer
Donald W. Pearson Endowed Scholarship
This is an award 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 with international study experience. Award established by Professor Emeritus Donald W. Pearson.
2021 Recipient of Donald W. Pearson Award
Emma Krietemeyer is a graduating senior from Toledo, Ohio. Emma is double majoring in Quantitative Economics and Statistics and will graduate with University Honors. During her time at Eastern, Emma has served as a Mathematics Tutor within the Mathematics and Statistics Department and as a Mathematics and Economics Tutor for the Student-Athletes at EMU. Emma presented at Undergraduate Symposium every year, with 2 projects presented for her final year. Within the Economics department, Emma has found great guidance but wants to specifically thank Professors Stype, Rashid, and Elias for their support. Emma plans to advance to full-time work following graduation.
2020: Camila Henriquez Mora
The university provides many opportunities for scholarships.