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Economics Scholarships

Awarded to an Economics major or minor on the basis of an essay contest; must also have completed at least nine hours of economics coursework (including Principles of Economics courses) and have a 3.0 GPA in economics courses as of January 1, 2014; can also be nominated for this scholarship by an economics professor. 

Instructions for economics scholarship essay

  1. To be eligible, you must be an undergraduate student with a major or minor in Economics. In addition, you must have completed at least nine hours of economics course work (including the Principles of Economics courses) and have a 3.0 GPA in your economics courses as of January 1, 2014, or be nominated for the scholarship contest by one of your economics professors.
  2. One of the requirements for the scholarship is to write a policy essay (not a technical research paper). Your essay should have a title page and be typed on 8 ½ x 11 white paper. Any references and footnotes should follow a standard style format. The body of your paper should not exceed four pages, double spaced.
  3. The topic is: "Choose a controversial policy issue that interests you, and imagine you are an economic advisor to the President, who wants your opinion on this issue. What advice would you give him or her?"
  4. The essays will be evaluated by the Scholarship Committee, and judged on originality, clarity, technical analysis, and correct usage of economic tools and principles. Appropriate grammar, punctuation, spelling, and transitions are also important.
  5. The writer of the best essay will receive a scholarship of approximately $600 for the 2013-14 academic year.
  6. Please fill out the required information on the application and upload your completed essay by entering it in the provided field for essay file uploads.

Offered to a rising senior majoring in Economics and is based on demonstration of interest in Public sector Economics; No application necessary.

Awarded to a student majoring or minoring in Economics or Education Integrated Social Studies with at least two Economics courses;  must also demonstrate participation in community service activities, preferably ones that provide service to others; must have a minimum of junior standing and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA overall and in economics courses. 

Award eligibility and selection criteria

  1. This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled at BGSU with a declared major and/or minor in either Economics in the College of Business Administration or College of Arts and Sciences with at least two economics courses.
  2. The students must have a minimum of junior standing and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA overall and in economics courses on a 4.0 grading scale.
  3. Participation in community activities, preferably ones that provide service to others; such as, but not restricted to, tutoring without pay, work in the local community, social justice activities, etc.
  4. Students shall demonstrate proof of the eligibility criteria by providing a statement, consisting of one or two paragraphs, explaining their participation in and reasons for being involved with a volunteer organization together with the name of the organization and an immediate supervisor’s name and contact number. Please enter the statement in the selection criteria field when filling out the electronic scholarship application. Monetary award starts at $300.

Eligibility for this scholarship is limited to students that:

  1. Are an undergraduate student enrolled at BGSU with a declared major in economics in the College of Business Administration or the College of Arts and Sciences or a specialization offered by the Economics Department in the College of Business Administration.
  2. Have taken at least three economics courses and have achieved at least a 3.3 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Has demonstrated an interest in economics by their interaction with faculty, presenting papers at conferences, and/or their participation in the Economics Club.
  4. Students shall demonstrate proof of the eligibility criteria by providing a statement, no more than two pages (double-spaced), explaining their interest in economics based on statement #3 above. Please enter the statement in the selection criteria field when filling out the electronic scholarship application. Monetary award is $300.

Awarded to a rising senior with a declared major or specialization in economics; are preferred to have completed at least 12 hours of economics coursework, although students with nine hours or more will be considered; must demonstrate academic excellence as an outstanding student; must demonstrate interest in economics through activities such as, but not limited to:  participation in research projects with faculty members, participation in economics club or student organizations, or presentation of research.  No application necessary.

Awarded to a junior or rising senior who has demonstrated leadership roles in extracurricular activities as determined by the scholarship committee; demonstrated scholarly achievement by maintaining a 3.0 GPA or above; and must be registered at least part-time in any Economics major.  No application necessary

  • The Dolores Reynolds Book Scholarship
  • The Vimala Krishnan Book Scholarship

Book scholarships are awarded to the two Economics majors with the highest GPA and who have completed at least twelve hours of Economics course work.  No application necessary.

Please note: monetary awards may vary with market conditions.

For further details about these scholarships, please contact the Economics Department at (419) 372-2646.