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 Scholarships.com.

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $4,000
  • 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 a scholarship..

    Eligibility
    -Women and [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/14/2018
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards prestigious 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. For [...] More

DEED Technical Design Projects

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • DEED offers four types of scholarships to full-time students accepted or enrolled in vocational schools or accredited colleges and universities, encompassing high school seniors through graduate students. They include educational scholarships, student research grants, student internships, and technical design projects.

    Technical Design Projects provides funding to support students working on [...] More

Earl Woods Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Earl Woods Scholarship Program was created to honor Tiger's father, Earl, and his lifelong commitment to children. Scholarships are awarded to academically successful, graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need and a proven commitment to community service.

    Eligibility:
    -Student must be a graduating high school senior from a geographic area that has been invited to [...] More

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

  • Application Deadline: 11/12/2017
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $45,000
  • 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

Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 2/19/2018
  • Amount: $16,000
  • 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

FWSF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The FWSF Scholarship Fund provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing careers in finance and financial services. Beyond financial support, FWSF scholarship recipients have the opportunity to be mentored by FWSF members and attend career development and networking events.

    Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to women who will be juniors or seniors [...] More

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Graduate students meeting the eligibility requirements noted below may apply directly to The Wilderness Society.

    Eligibility:
    -Be enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America
    -Have strong academic qualifications
    -Have academic and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in the United States. Graduate [...] More

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/19/2018
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship is available for award to four students enrolled in part-time graduate study that are employees of a state or local government and are preparing to continue their career in state and local government finance.

    Eligibility:
    -Employed at least two years by one or more state or local governments
    -Recommendation by your [...] More

Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/19/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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, Atlantic [...] More

JSU Alabama Dr. & Mrs. Robert Moersch Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $600
  • This scholarship was 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 with an overall 2.5 GPA.

    For more information on this award, please visit our website. [...] More

JSU Alabama Power Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. Fpr full details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,700
  • This scholarship is awarded to seniors within the Poudre School District boundaries with a 3.5 GPA or better who plan to continue in post-secondary education or training in Colorado. To be considered the student must intend to pursue a degree in business, finance, or economics and additional preference will be given those seeking a degree in real estate. Financial need is a factor and should be [...] More

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Asian Americans in Public Finance strives to enhance, develop and promote the professional lives and careers of dedicated Asian Americans in public finance as well as those interested in pursuing a career in public finance or the public sector.

    Public finance is the study of government's impact on the economy, and a profession in public finance involves the funding and financial management of [...] More

Media Fellows Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/14/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • With the Media Fellows Program, the Washington Media Scholars Foundation recognizes enthusiastic and qualified students by awarding several scholarships each academic year. In the upcoming academic year, the foundation will distribute over $40,000 in total scholarship awards.

    These grants support the academic development of undergraduates dedicated to pursuing a career related to the public [...] More

Mercatus MA Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $80,000
  • The Mercatus MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master's degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in gaining an advanced degree in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy. Students who anticipate working in public policy are ideal candidates for this fellowship.

    MA Fellows can pursue one [...] More

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/19/2018
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is available for award to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate
    student enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

    Eligibility:
    -Currently a full or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, [...] More

MIT Inspire Competition

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • MIT INSPIRE is the first national research competition for high school students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The competition is organized by MIT undergraduates. Participating high school students, as individuals or teams of two will submit research reports in one of 13 fields, such as history, economics, or philosophy. Approximately 100 finalists with the most exceptional reports [...] More

NDS/DMI Milk Marketing & Dairy Products Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • These scholarships are provided to encourage undergraduate sophomores and junior students to pursue careers in marketing of milk or dairy products. Major areas can include: Dairy or Agricultural Marketing, Dairy Product Development, Dairy Quality Control or Testing, Dairy Foods or Nutrition, and Food Product Science. Scholarships are based on leadership, experience, academic ability and interests [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Founded in 1949, the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year, and scholarships are renewable for four (4) [...] More

NFRW Betty Rendel Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The three annual scholarships of $1,000, presented by The National Federation of Republican Women are designed for undergraduate Republican women who are currently majoring in political science, government or economics. The recipients are chosen from applicants across the nation. The scholarships are given to women who have successfully completed at least two years of college coursework. Past [...] More

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $44,000
  • 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 prestigious program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are pursuing research-based [...] More

NSHSS Business, Economics & Public Policy Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Foundation focuses on Public Policy majors in order to foster leadership in public policy analysis and public management to promote effective public policy decisions on national and international issues. Public policy incorporates social, economic and political components of government decision making.

    The scholarships support majors that educate students on the importance of the role of [...] More

Paul S. Mills Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Paul S. Mills Scholarship program offers scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate education in a financial service related field. This may include finance, accounting, insurance or risk management, actuarial sciences, and related fields of business.

    Eligibility:
    - Be United States citizens or legal residents living in one of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia or U.S. [...] More

Phi Chi Theta Anna E. Hall/Helen D. Snow Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2017
  • Amount: $60,000
  • 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 Deadline: 12/1/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Society of Actuaries Hickman Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: $80,000
  • 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, [...] More

Study & Internship Program (SIP) in Germany - UAS7

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • Internships typically last 5-6 months, but UAS7 research internships may run from 2-6 months, depending on the specifications of the project description. Recipients will receive a full tuition waiver for both semesters (enrollment is also required during the internship to maintain residency in Germany) and the benefits provided to exchange students at the host UAS. Successful SIP applicants are [...] More

The IHS PhD Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The new PhD Scholarship from the Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships to promising students each year who are interested in developing, teaching, and applying the principles of a free society. The PhD Scholarship is open to full-time graduate students enrolled in PhD programs during the upcoming academic year. Applicants must demonstrate research interest in the area of individual and [...] More

The Mid-Atlantic STA Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Association is a non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Security Traders Association. The Security Traders Association, (STA), founded in 1934, is a professional trade organization that works to improve the ethics, business standards and working environment for members who are engaged in the buying, selling and trading of securities.

    Eligible [...] More

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/2/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program encourages deserving college undergraduates majoring in business, finance, economics, accounting or other RV industry-related subjects to apply for the award. The program offers financial assistance to help foster the next generation of RV industry leaders. Therefore a factor for awarding the scholarship is an applicant’s background of RV [...] More

WGA Mary Macey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Women Grocers of America (WGA) is pleased to assist the National Grocers Association (NGA) in its pursuit to recruit and retain the next generation of quality managers and entrepreneurs. We offer academic scholarships worth $1,500 each to students who intend to pursue a career in the independent sector of the grocery industry.

    Eligibility:
    -Independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, [...] More

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