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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: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/12/2021
  • Amount: $50,000
  • 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 [...] More

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $45,000
  • The EPP Undergraduate Scholarship 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 environmental disciplines that support these sciences. You must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time, second-year student in a four-year [...] More

Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 2/22/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation is awarded to encourage students from Hawaii to work towards a career in Business. Each scholarship recipient will receive $20,000 over four years (or a pro-rated amount over fewer years). The Foundation awards scholarships to the most deserving applicants on the basis of academic standing, leadership ability, financial need, and a commitment to pursue a career [...] More

FWSF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/23/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The FWSF Scholarship provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing careers in finance and financial services. Beyond financial support, scholarship recipients have the opportunity to be mentored by FWSF members, and attend career development and networking events. Benefits of the Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarship: a $10,000 award for [...] More

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/24/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Graduate students meeting the eligibility requirements noted below may apply directly to The Wilderness Society. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America, have strong academic qualifications and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in the United States. Graduate students in natural [...] More

Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/11/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship was established in honor of Liang-Lin Hsiao who was a professor of economics at Indiana State University. Applicants 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 [...] More

JSU Alabama Moersch Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Moersch 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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

JSU Alabama Power Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • 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. Applicant must be a full-time student demonstrating academic achievement enrolled in the college of [...] More

Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $1,600
  • The Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship is awarded to seniors within the Poudre School District boundaries with a 3.5 GPA or better who plan to study 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 [...] More

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance scholarship honors the memory of former California state treasurer, Matt Fong, for his dedication to public service, active involvement in state politics, and direct impact he had in opening up opportunities for Asian Americans in the public finance industry. Applicants must be an incoming sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year [...] More

Mercatus MA Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • 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 jobs in research, communications or outreach are ideal candidates for [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state (and a US citizen). Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. [...] More

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

Paul S. Mills Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • 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 personal financial planning.

    Who is eligible to apply?
    Applicants for Paul S. Mills Scholarships must:

    Be a United States citizen or legal resident living [...] More

Society of Actuaries Hickman Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/14/2021
  • 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

The Mid-Atlantic STA Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligible candidates to be considered for the The Mid-Atlantic STA Foundation scholarship application should be high school seniors who have participated in the Stock Market Game, or undergraduates who are currently sophomore or junior business majors with a concentration in finance or economics and who are enrolled at a four-year state-sponsored or private college or university. Applicants must [...] More

The Mike Molino RV Learning Center's Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/7/2021
  • 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 provides financial assistance to help foster the next generation of RV industry leaders. Therefore, an important factor for awarding the scholarship is an applicant’s [...] More

The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and guaranteed civilian employment with the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion. Applicants must be pursuing [...] More

WGA Mary Macey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2021
  • 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. Applicants must be independent grocery retailers and wholesalers, [...] More

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Last Reviewed: August 2020