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.

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

¡Adelante! Fund - MillerCoors Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 30, Annually
¡Adelante's! Mission: To inspire the best and brightest Latino college students to graduate and succeed through scholarships, internships and leadership development. Please visit the host site for particular details on deadlines, application and award sums.

MillerCoors National Scholarship:

-Be eligible for junior or senior status at a college or university by fall
-Pursue a degree in [...] More

¡Adelante! Fund Scholarships
Application Deadlines: May 25, Annually
Adelante's Mission: To inspire the best and brightest Latino college students to graduate and succeed through scholarships, internships and leadership development

Adelante! Fund Scholarships are Sponsored by MillerCoors, MillerCoors Texas, MillerCoors Chicago, Hispanic Organization for Public Employees (HOPE)

Application Timeline: February 1 to May 1
Scholarships Available: Scholarship [...] More

ABA Diversity Scholarship
Application Deadlines:
The ABA Diversity Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally under-represented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel, and tourism industry.

Eligible candidates must have completed, at a minimum, their first year of college at an accredited university; must have a declared major or course of study relevant to the transportation, travel, [...] More

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship
Application Deadlines: April 30, Annually
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 apply for this scholarship which will range between $2,000 [...] More

Bache Renshaw Fellowship
Application Deadlines: January 14, Annually
The ISI Bache Renshaw Fellowship awards each recipient $12,000 toward doctoral study in education that will influence the discipline with the ideas, values, and institutions that are fundamental to America’s Western tradition.

Successful candidates will intend to pursue doctoral study so that they may teach future teachers, shape and influence curricula, and contribute to the larger dialogue [...] More

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
CBYX for Young Professionals is a yearlong fellowship, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress through the U.S. Department of State. The program annually gives 75 American young professionals the opportunity to study, work, and live with a host in Germany. The CBYX program consists of three phases: two months of German language school; four months of classes in your career field at a [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship Program, established in 2001, recognizes exceptional students and supports them in the fulfillment of their potential. Each year, Fellows are awarded scholarships of $50,000, $25,000 or $10,000 and are recognized for their achievements at a special awards reception in Washington, D.C. The application categories are Science, Technology, Mathematics, Literature, [...] More

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
Application Deadlines: November 12, Annually
NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in seven East Asia and Pacific locations at times set by the counterpart agencies between June and August each year. The Summer Institutes (EAPSI) operate similarly and the research visits to a particular location take place at the same time. Although [...] More

Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
The Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving junior or senior enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who is pursuing a major in either political science, history, government, or economics. This is a one-time award in the amount of $1,000.

Awards are placed on deposit with the college or university; any unused portion shall be returned to [...] More

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 30, Annually
The goal of the EPP Undergraduate Scholars Program is to increase the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in targeted academic fields integral to NOAA's mission. This program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or [...] More

Financial Women's Association of San Francisco - Women Studying in the Field of Finance Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 30, Annually
FWA scholarships encourage leadership and provide opportunity for San Francisco Bay Area women in the field of finance and/or the Financial Services Industry. Affiliation with the Financial Women's Association provides the opportunity to meet potential mentors and network with successful finance professionals while attending both learning and socially oriented functions.

FWA scholarships [...] More

Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadlines: February 19, Annually
The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships to Hawaii residents pursuing degrees in Business Administration, or other business-related fields, at any accredited four-year college or university.

Four year scholarships are awarded to students just entering college in increments of $4,000 annually. Assuming eligibility is maintained, a total of $16,000 will be awarded over four [...] More

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 31, Annually
The Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship awards $10,000 to a graduate students for the coming academic year to support research and preparation of a paper on an aspect of wilderness. Proposals relating to climate change are strongly encouraged. Additional funding will be provided to pay travel expenses for the recipient to work with staff members of The Wilderness Society on this [...] More

Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship Review Committee is pleased to announce the availability of a scholarship for a deserving and qualified person residing in Duval County, Florida. A scholarship of $1,000 is intended for the upcoming academic year and must be used for tuition expenses at any higher education institution located in Duval County, Florida, offering an undergraduate or graduate [...] More

Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 31, Annually
The Jim & Anna Hyonjoo Lint Scholarship is offered to help further the education and career development of scholars, especially in the areas of International Affairs, Counterintelligence and National Security. Workers in these fields and their children are encouraged to apply with the goal of improving national security and global understanding.

Based upon availability, a minimum of one [...] More

JSU Alabama Alabama Power Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Established by the Alabama Power Foundation for deserving students enrolled in the College of Commerce and Business Administration. The JSU Alabama Alabama Power Scholarship is open to Alabama residents who plan to attend Jacksonville State University. Applicant must major in business related area. [...] More

Mercatus Master's Fellowship
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
The Mercatus Center’s MA Fellowship Program is a competitive fellowship program for students in George Mason University’s MA economics program who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy. Our MA fellows take specialized courses which provide analytic training in applying economic ideas to solve problems in the world.

The [...] More

National Dairy Shrine/Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI) Milk Marketing Scholarships
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The DMI-National Dairy Shrine Milk Marketing Scholarships are based on ability, interests and need. These awards are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue careers in marketing of milk or dairy products. Major areas can include dairy science, animal science, agricultural economics, agricultural communications, agricultural education, general education and [...] More

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Center
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The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Applicants for the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarships must:
- Be a graduating senior from a public high school in the county of King, Pierce or Snohomish in the state of Washington in the year of appointment
- Be a United States citizen
- Plan to attend a college in the state of Washington on a full-time basis

Application forms are only available through the high schools in the counties [...] More

NFRW Betty Rendel Scholarship
Application Deadlines: June 01, Annually
The National Federation of Republican Women established the Betty Rendel Scholarship Fund in September 1995 in honor of NFRW Past President Betty Rendel's extraordinary leadership skills and dedication to the Republican Party in her home state of Indiana, as well as on the national level.

The three annual scholarships of $1,000 are designed for undergraduate Republican women who are currently [...] More

Phi Chi Theta Anna E. Hall/Helen D. Snow Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
To qualify for consideration for the Phi Chi Theta Anna E. Hall/Helen D. Snow Scholarships, applicant must be:
- A national member of Phi Chi Theta in good standing
- A student who has completed at least one semester or two quarters of college in the United States
- A student who will be enrolled in and attending classes during the forthcoming academic year at an approved college or [...] More

Rattan L. Khosa Scholarship
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Scholarships between $4,000 and $10,000 are awarded annually to Kashmiri Pandit and Hindu students studying at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. This "Rattan L. Khosa Scholarship" is provided through the Khosa JG Foundation, a private charitable nonprofit organization that receives funds from the family of Rattan L. Khosa of Oak Brook, Illinois.

Prospective student [...] More

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will graduate or have graduated from high school in one of the following Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, [...] More

SMART Scholarship for Service
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service is a scholarship for service program that provides students with a stipend (starting between $22,500 and $38,000 per year), full tuition, health coverage, book allowance of $1,000, and other education expenses.

SMART has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support the education, [...] More

Study and Internship Program in Germany (SIP-UAS7)
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
UAS7 (Seven German Universities of Applied Sciences) invites students who are currently enrolled in Canadian and U.S. colleges to apply for the UAS7 Study and Internship Program (SIP). The next deadline for the programs is February 15th. Successful applicants will be able to study one semester at one of the UAS7 member universities in Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Muenster or [...] More

The Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Foundation, Inc.
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Association is a non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Security Traders Association.

This year, the Foundation intends to award a minimum of three $2,500 scholarships, one in each member jurisdiction of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The monetary awarded amounts may increase depending on the number of applications received. The winners will [...] More

Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: January 17, Annually
Each year, 10 high school graduating seniors across New York City become part of the Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program. Since 1992 the Scholarship program has had an impact on over 450 students throughout the five boroughs of New York City by providing education, work-related and financial benefits.

Scholarship recipients receive a full-tuition scholarship (less financial [...] More

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