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Scholarships, Awards & Honors

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Scholarships, Awards & Honors

Scholarships and Awards

The Department of Economics offers a number of scholarship opportunities and awards to outstanding undergraduate students. These scholarships and awards are made possible through generous contributions by alumni and friends. Follow the links provided below for detailed information and application forms.


Dr. John Chizmar and Dr. Anthony Ostrosky Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the exemplary careers of Dr. John (Jack) Chizmar and Dr. Anthony (Tony) Ostrosky as professors in the Department of Economics at Illinois State University.

Eligibility: Economics majors with a minimum of 45 hours of academic credit at the time of application. Applicants should demonstrate strong academic achievement as evidenced by a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale along with demonstration of financial need.

Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

Download Chizmar-Ostrosky Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form

Ron Ulmer Endowed Scholarship in Economics

Ron Ulmer writes, "The objective of the Ron Ulmer Scholarship is to provide students who may have only average grades and a passion for learning Economics the opportunity to receive a degree in Economics. Economics affords one the ability to have various great careers as well as make better decisions in all areas of life. When I was an instructor I always appreciated average students who had passion for learning and the willingness to work harder and put in more study time than the top students who with moderate effort could earn an A or B in most classes. I relate to the fighters and scrappers and 'late bloomers' in life, having been one."

Applicants should be undergraduate economics majors who have 1) completed at least 2 semesters at ISU and demonstrated academic achievement, as evidenced by a cumulative GPA of at least 2.2 on a 4.0 scale, or 2) transferred to ISU with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.2 on a 4.0 scale in academic coursework at their previous institution. Recipients should also have demonstrated financial need.

Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

Download Ulmer Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form

 

Scott M. Elliott Undergraduate Scholarship

Established in 2007 to provide support to a student in economics who has exhibited academic excellence. Economics majors with at least 75 hours of academic credit at the time of application. Applicants must also be enrolled for at least one semester following the semester in which they apply for the award. For instance, if a student applies in Spring 2013, s/he is eligible for this award even if they plan to graduate in December 2013. Preference will be given to applicants that have established an outstanding academic record.

Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

Download Elliott Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form

F. Russell Glasener-Economics Advisory Board Scholarship

All undergraduate economics majors with between 75 and 90 hours of academic credit at the time of application are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong academic record. In addition, established financial need will be viewed favorably.

Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

Download Glasener-Board Scholarship Application Form

Undergraduate Research Award for Best Capstone Paper

This award program was established to promote and recognize the scholarly contributions of undergraduate students and their faculty advisors to the field of economics. All undergraduate capstone projects completed during the Fall/Spring academic year are eligible for consideration.

Faculty submissions on behalf of students will be evaluated based on (1) nature, relevance and importance of the questions addressed in the project; (2) appropriateness of methods used; and (3) overall organization, readability and clarity of the paper.

Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

Download Undergraduate Research Award Application Form