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Department of Economics Scholarships

Recipients of all Department of Economics awards are required to submit a letter of acceptance and appreciation for the award to the award sponsor.  By submitting an application to a department award, you are agreeing to submit a letter within 4 weeks of notification.

Ann Feldman Scholarship

The Ann Feldman Scholarship was established to honor a former economics advisor for her expert guidance and unwavering support to students during her tenure. This scholarship is intended to support economics undergraduate students who have faced significant challenges and demonstrate a passion to succeed. The Ann Feldman Scholarship will provide $2,500 to up to two economics students per year. To be considered for the scholarship, the committee will seek evidence of the following criteria:

  • Meets the key scholarship goals: “support economics undergraduate students who have faced significant challenges and demonstrate a passion to succeed”
  • Is in good academic-standing
  • Is majoring in economics (preference given to primary majors)

In selecting the winner, the committee will evaluate the following materials:

  • A cover letter, which briefly highlights the applicant’s key qualifications
  • A current resume
  • A personal statement, which addresses (a) how the student fits the key scholarship criteria and (b) the applicant’s educational and professional goals and plans for the following academic year.

All materials for the scholarship should be submitted electronically as Word or pdf attachments to advising@econ.msu.edu.  The deadline to apply is March 1st to be awarded for the following academic year. 

Lawrence H. and Linda L. Sims Endowment for Internships in Economics

The Lawrence H. and Linda L. Sims Endowment for Internships in Economics was established to provide financial assistance to students who are completing an internship. The award will provide $500 to one economics student per year.

To be considered for an award, the scholarship committee will seek evidence of the following requirements:

  • Good academic standing
  • Economics major
  • Participation in or acceptance of an offer to participate in an internship
  • Preference will be given to students who would not otherwise be able to access the internship without this award

In selecting the winner, the committee will evaluate the following materials:

  • Cover letter, which should include information to address the required areas stated above
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement, which should address your educational and professional goals, how the internship will help you achieve those goals, and how the award would help allow you to participate in the internship.

All materials for the award should be submitted electronically as Word or pdf attachments to advising@econ.msu.edu.  The deadline to apply is March 1st of each year to be awarded during the internship experience.

Keijonen Family Scholarship

The Keijonen Family Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students from the Greater Detroit area public school systems pursuing economics at MSU.  This award is intended to encourage students who have demonstrated the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.  The Keijonen Family Scholarship will provide $1,300 to up to two economics students per year.

To be considered for an award, the scholarship committee will seek evidence of the following requirements:

  • Graduation from a Detroit area public high school
  • Good academic standing
  • Economics major (preference given to primary majors)
  • First generation college students (preferred, but not required)

In selecting the winner, the committee will evaluate the following materials:

  • Cover letter, which should include information to address the 3 required areas stated above
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement, which should address your educational and professional goals, your plans for the following academic year, and how those plans further your goals and career objectives.

All materials for the scholarship should be submitted electronically as Word or pdf attachments to advising@econ.msu.edu.  The deadline to apply is March 1st of each year to be awarded for the following academic year. 

College of Social Science Scholarships

For the most up-to-date information on scholarships available through the College of Social Science, please visit the CSS Scholarships webpage.



 
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