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Economics Scholarships

What do Kofi Annan, Diane von Furstenberg, John Elway and Cate Blanchett have in common, aside from the obvious name recognition? At one time, the terms “supply” and “demand” whipped them all into frenzies because each majored in economics at their respective universities.

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Undecided students may be leery about giving economics a chance – especially if they are not “math people” – but the truth is a degree in economics can open many doors after college…doors that don’t require complex algorithms and lengthy equations to access. Sure, some econ majors trade treasury bond options or study employment (and unemployment) trends but that’s not the only route to take: Plenty of others put their knowledge toward crime, obesity and political research or branch out into related fields like journalism, education and finance. Or you could end up a Secretary-General of the United Nations, fashion designer, NFL quarterback or Oscar-winning actress, if the names above are any indication.

Economics is quickly climbing the ranks as one of the most popular and highest paying college majors, especially when paired with a second major like business or a foreign language. Because of this, economics scholarship opportunities are being offered to majors from virtually every organization – be it local, collegiate and corporate – imaginable. Below are just a few economics scholarship awards but plenty of others like essay scholarships, video scholarships and academic scholarships, are also available. To find them, complete a free scholarship search at

The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program

  • Amount $184,000
  • Deadline December 1, 2023

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program, funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for STEM students. The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program enhances the DoD civilian workforce with innovative scientists, engineers and researchers across the United States. SMART creates a ... Read more

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Amount $45,000
  • Deadline January 31, 2024

The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) discipline related to NOAA's programs and mission. The program is targeted toward students who have completed their sophomore year and are attending minority-serving institutions (MSIs). You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national who is ... Read more

JSU Alabama Power Scholarship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline February 1, 2024

The Jacksonville State University Foundation awards the Alabama Power Scholarship annually to Alabama residents who plan to attend Jacksonville State University. Established by the Alabama Power Foundation for deserving students enrolled in the College of Business and Industry who are legal residents of the state of Alabama. The JSU Foundation, through collaborative relationships with ... Read more

JSU Alabama Moersch Scholarship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline February 1, 2024

The Jacksonville State University Foundation awards the Moersch Scholarship annually. Established in honor of Dr. Robert and Ms. Eloise Moersch by family and friends for the benefit of a deserving upper-level student majoring in finance or economics. The JSU Foundation, through collaborative relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations, creates opportunities ... Read more

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

  • Amount $50,000
  • Deadline February 14, 2024

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. Applicants must ... Read more

Society of Actuaries Hickman Scholar Program

  • Amount $40,000
  • Deadline February 15, 2024

The Society of Actuaries James C. Hickman Scholar program was established to increase the number of academic actuaries who hold a PhD and an actuarial designation, and who intend to pursue academic careers in the United States or Canada. The program is designed to provide stipends to doctoral students who will, through their studies, address research and education needs of the profession, ... Read more

Mercatus MA Fellowship

  • Amount $80,000
  • Deadline February 15, 2024

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, the Mercatus Center advances knowledge about how markets work to improve people’s lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying economics to offer solutions to ... Read more

Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation

  • Amount $20,000
  • Deadline February 22, 2024

The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation's scholarships are awarded to encourage high school students in the State of Hawaii who intend to have a career in business to pursue higher education at any accredited four­-year college or university. College students meeting the requirements are also eligible to apply. Four-year scholarships are awarded to students just entering college in increments of ... Read more

Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship

  • Amount $1,500
  • Deadline March 8, 2024

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado fosters collaboration, serves as a catalyst for community projects, and is a trusted steward and service provider to philanthropists and nonprofit organizations. They manage and administer over 500 charitable funds and over $185 million in assets. The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado meets national standards for operational quality, donor ... Read more

FWSF Scholarship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline March 19, 2024

Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to women who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall semester of the current year. Graduate scholarships are awarded to students who will be enrolled during the upcoming Summer semester or thereafter. This includes current students or future students who have been accepted into a graduate business program. Applicants must be enrolled either at the main ... Read more

Paul S. Mills Scholarship

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline March 31, 2024

The Paul S. Mills Scholarship program offers scholarships to students pursuing a degree in a financial service related field. This may include finance, accounting, insurance or risk management, actuarial sciences, and personal financial planning. Applicants for Paul S. Mills Scholarships must: be a US citizen or permanent resident (living anywhere under US jurisdiction, including US territories); ... Read more

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline April 3, 2024

Applicants of the Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship must be a full-time undergraduate at a four-year college/university in California in the upcoming academic year. Applicants must major in accounting, political science, public policy, business administration or related fields and be of Asian heritage (at least 50%), have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. ... Read more

WGA Mary Macey Scholarship

  • Amount $1,500
  • Deadline April 15, 2024

Applicants of the WGA Mary Macey Scholarship must be independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, their employees and families, including WGA and NGA members and have a 2.0 GPA or better. You must be an entering sophomore or continuing student in good standing in a two-year, associate degree-granting institution or four-year, bachelor degree-granting institution or graduate program and must ... Read more

NDS DMI Milk Marketing & Dairy Products Scholarship

  • Amount $1,500
  • Deadline April 15, 2024

These scholarships are available to current junior students at a four year college who are planning a career in the dairy industry. Major areas of study include: Dairy Science, Agricultural Economics or Accounting, Dairy Genetics, Dairy Equipment, Dairy Nutrition, Dairy Feed or Pharmaceutical sales, Dairy Consultant, Dairy Extension, Dairy researcher or Professor. Scholarships are based on ... Read more

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship

  • Amount $2,000
  • Deadline April 15, 2024

The mission of the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is to acknowledge, support, and empower exceptional graduating high school seniors of King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties by providing financial assistance for an education at their college of choice within Washington state. Over 1,000 of the most promising high school graduates from King, Pierce and Snohomish counties have attended college ... Read more

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

  • Amount $25,000
  • Deadline April 24, 2024

Graduate students meeting the eligibility requirements noted below may apply directly to The Wilderness Society. If you are an applicant, please make sure you meet all of the scholarship eligibility requirements, and follow the application procedures provided. We welcome applicants from diverse academic disciplines, regions, and universities. Applicants for the Gloria Barron Wilderness Society ... Read more

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline April 30, 2024

The APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship is offered to women and minority (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American) students enrolled in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program who are citizens of the United States, intend to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector, and are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need are eligible to ... Read more

Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline May 17, 2024

Applicants of the Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship must be a graduate student attending an accredited U.S. college or university in the coming fall who is pursuing a graduate degree in the social sciences and economics. Preference is given to students pursuing a career in economics and also to research/study topics that benefit Asians or Asian Americans, especially those in social/economic ... Read more

Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline May 26, 2024

Jesse B. Smith was a longtime point man for Jacksonville's economic development initiatives under four mayors. The purpose of the scholarship is to aid in tuition expenses of four-year undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in city planning, urban studies, public administration, or related field. Any resident of Duval County or any area of Jacksonville, including Baldwin, ... Read more

Mid-Atlantic STA Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline June 15, 2024

Eligible candidates to be considered for the Mid-Atlantic STA Foundation Scholarship should be high school seniors who have participated in the Stock Market Game or undergraduates who are currently sophomore or junior business, finance or economic majors and who are enrolled at a four-year state-sponsored or private college or university in Maryland, Virginia or DC. Applicants must also be U.S. ... Read more

Media Fellows Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline June 30, 2024

The Washington Media Scholars Foundation provides the opportunity for college students to gain firsthand knowledge of the public policy advertising world through scholarship and networking opportunities. The Media Fellows program is the Foundation’s essay-based scholarship program, striving to provide financial assistance to undergraduate college students with interests at the intersection of ... Read more

Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program

  • Amount $2,500
  • Deadline July 5, 2024

To be eligible for the Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program, applicants must: be accepted into a four-year college or university as a rising sophomore, junior or senior college undergraduate student; have a 2.8 or better GPA and a minimum of a 1040 SAT score or 22 ACT score; demonstrate ability and willingness to fund a portion of their education expenses on their own; and be ... Read more

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Amount $49,000
  • Deadline Varies

The National Science Foundation supports fellowships for outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time, research-based masters and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering or math or STEM education. NSF GRFP was established to recruit and support individuals who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions in STEM. Thus, NSF especially encourages ... Read more

Last Reviewed: November 2023