Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Keith and Linda Monda Scholarship Fund
Intended to acknowledge Undergraduate Economics Majors, who are also enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences Honors Program, with academic merit and financial need. The fund was established in 2009 through a generous gift from alumnus Keith Monda and his wife, Linda.
 
Eligibility
Students need to meet all of the following conditions to be considered:
-Have Undergraduate Economics declared as a major on file with your advisor
-Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences Honors Program
-Are a permanent resident of Ohio
-Have a competitive GPA
-Have financial need, as identified by the Student Financial Aid Department
 
Application Requirements
Complete the FASFA and Special Scholarships Application each year. More information can be found on the Student Financial Aid Department’s website by clicking here.
 
Selection and Award Process
Towards the end of each academic year, students who have completed the FASFA and Special Scholarship Application will be reviewed. Those who best meet the desired eligibility expectations listed above will be selected as the award recipient(s). 
 
The Department customarily awards 1 to 2 students with a scholarship between the amount of $3,000 to $5,000. Awards are then distributed over the upcoming academic year and will be processed through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The announcement of awards are typically made in April.
 
 
William Green Memorial Fund
Intended to acknowledge Undergraduate Economics Majors with backgrounds, studies, or career interests that are relevant to working people. The fund was established in 1955 with a generous gift from the American Federation of Labor in honor of and in memory of William Green, former president of the American Federation of Labor from 1924 to 1952.
 
Eligibility
Students need to meet all of the following conditions to be considered:
-Have Undergraduate Economics declared as a major on file with your advisor
-Have a competitive GPA
-Have financial need, as identified by the Student Financial Aid Department
 
Application Requirements
Complete the FASFA and Special Scholarships Application each year. More information can be found on the Student Financial Aid Department’s website by clicking here.
 
Selection and Award Process
Towards the end of each academic year, students who have completed the FASFA and Special Scholarship Application will be reviewed. Those who best meet the desired eligibility expectations listed above will be emailed, requesting a statement be provided explaining the personal connection you have to working people. Details on when and where the response should be submitted will be included in the email.
 
Responses submitted by the established deadline will be reviewed by an Economics Committee in collaboration with the President of the Ohio AFL-CIO, who will determine the best response to be selected as the award recipient(s).
 
The Department customarily awards 2 to 4 students with a scholarship between the amount of $3,000 to $7,000. Awards are then distributed over the upcoming academic year and will be processed through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The announcement of awards are typically made in April.
 
 
Gledhill Prize in Applied Economics
Intended to acknowledge the best paper in applied economics by an Undergraduate Economics Major. The fund was established in 2013 with a generous gift from alumnus and Economics Advisory Board member, Scott Gledhill.
 
Eligibility
Students need to meet all of the following conditions to be considered:
-Have Undergraduate Economics declared as a major on file with your advisor
-Submit a paper in applied economics to the Economics Director of Undergraduate Studies
 
Application Requirements
Submit a paper in applied economics to the Economics Director of Undergraduate Studies.
 
Selection and Award Process
Towards the end of each academic year, an email will be sent to all students currently declared as an Undergraduate Economics Major, requesting submissions for a paper in applied economics. Details on when and where the paper should be submitted will be included in the email.
 
Applied Economics is a broad area intended to encompass a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to issues related to economic and social consequences of technological change, globalization, and demographic change; effects of regulation and other public policies on individuals, firms, and social welfare; evaluation of policies to improve economic development and wellbeing in low income countries; causes and consequences of technological change and cost growth in medical care; health care reform, and many others. 
 
Macroeconomics and economic theory are generally not considered part of applied economics, although some topics in these areas could be suitable. Honors theses and research papers written for courses are welcome, and students are strongly encouraged to seek guidance and supervision from faculty members in the department. However, papers coauthored with faculty are not accepted. Papers must have some economic content, i.e. apply tools of economic analysis, and should be focused on interesting and important topics. Original research is encouraged but not required.
 
Papers submitted by the established deadline will be reviewed by an Economics Committee, who will determine the best response to be selected as the award recipient.
 
The Department customarily awards 1 student with a scholarship of $5,000. The award is then distributed through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The announcement of the award is typically made in April.
 
Donations to the Gledhill Prize in Applied Economics Fund can be made here.
 
 
Economics Undergraduate Scholarship
Intended to acknowledge top-performing Undergraduate Economics Majors. The fund is maintained by generous gifts from alumni, staff, faculty, and other supporters of the department.
 
Eligibility
Students need to meet all of the following conditions to be considered:
-Have Undergraduate Economics declared as a major on file with your advisor
-Have a competitive GPA
-Have financial need, as identified by the Student Financial Aid Department
 
Application Requirements
Complete the FASFA and Special Scholarships Application each year. More information can be found on the Student Financial Aid Department’s website by clicking here.
 
Selection and Award Process
Towards the end of each academic year, students who have completed the FASFA and Special Scholarship Application will be reviewed. Those who best meet the desired eligibility expectations listed above will be selected as the award recipient(s). 
 
The Department customarily awards 8 to 12 students with a scholarship amount of $500. Awards are then distributed over the upcoming academic year and will be processed through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The announcement of awards are typically made in April.
 
Donations to the Economics Undergraduate Scholarship Fund can be made here.
 
 
The Michael O’Shaughnessy Endowed Fund in Economics
Intended to acknowledge Undergraduate Economics Majors who are high potential business-minded students. The fund was established in 2017 through a generous gift from alumnus Michael O’Shaughnessy.
 
Eligibility
Students need to meet all of the following conditions to be considered:
-Have Undergraduate Economics declared as a major on file with your advisor
-Have some kind of Undergraduate Business major or minor declared on file with your advisor
-Have a competitive GPA
 
Application Requirements
Complete the FASFA and Special Scholarships Application each year. More information can be found on the Student Financial Aid Department’s website by clicking here.
 
Selection and Award Process
Towards the end of each academic year, students who have completed the FASFA and Special Scholarship Application will be reviewed. Those who best meet the desired eligibility expectations listed above will be selected as the award recipient(s). 
 
The Department customarily awards 2 to 3 students with a scholarship between the amount of $2,000 to $5,000. Awards are then distributed over the upcoming academic year and will be processed through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The announcement of awards are typically made in April.
 
Donations to the Michael O’Shaughnessy Endowed Fund in Economics can be made here.
 
 
Tom Kniesner and Debbie Freund Fund for Student Support
Intended to acknowledge Undergraduate Economics Majors who are first-generation students with demonstrated financial need. This fund was established in 2018 through the generous gift from alumnus and Economics Advisory Board member, Tom Kniesner, and his wife, Deborah Freund, also a distinguished health economist.
 
Eligibility
Students need to meet all of the following conditions to be considered:
-Have Undergraduate Economics declared as a major on file with your advisor
-Are a first-generation college student
-Have financial need, as identified by the Student Financial Aid Department
 
Application Requirements
Complete the FASFA and Special Scholarships Application each year. More information can be found on the Student Financial Aid Department’s website by clicking here.
 
Selection and Award Process
At the beginning of each academic year, students who have completed the FASFA and Special Scholarship Application will be reviewed. Those who best meet the desired eligibility expectations listed above will be selected as the award recipient(s).  
 
The Department customarily awards 1 student with a scholarship the amount of $500. Awards are then distributed over the upcoming academic year and will be processed through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The announcement of awards are typically made in September.
 
Donations to the Tom Kniesner and Debbie Freund Fund can be made here.
 
 
Harold A. Black Endowed Scholarship Fund for Economics
Intended to acknowledge Undergraduate Economics Majors who have overcome substantial educational or economic obstacles and also have potential for graduate work. This fund was established in 2018 through the generous gift from alumnus Harold A. Black.
 
Eligibility
Students need to meet all of the following conditions to be considered:
-Have Undergraduate Economics declared as a major on file with your advisor
-Have a competitive GPA
-Have financial need, as identified by the Student Financial Aid Department
 
Application Requirements
Complete the FASFA and Special Scholarships Application each year. More information can be found on the Student Financial Aid Department’s website by clicking here.
 
Selection and Award Process
At the beginning of each academic year, students who have completed the FASFA and Special Scholarship Application will be reviewed. Those who best meet the desired eligibility expectations listed above will be emailed, requesting a statement be provided explaining the educational and/or economic obstacles you have faced as well as your intentions beyond your undergraduate degree. Details on when and where the response should be submitted will be included in the email.
 
Responses submitted by the established deadline will be reviewed by an Economics Committee, who will determine the best response to be selected as the award recipient(s).
 
The Department customarily awards 1 to 2 students with a scholarship between the amount of $500-$1,000. Awards are then distributed over the upcoming academic year and will be processed through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The announcement of awards are typically made in September.
 
 
If you have any questions about your eligibility and/or the selection process, please contact the Department’s Undergraduate Coordinator, Melinda Shilling.
 
If you have been awarded a scholarship and have questions about the distribution of the funds, please contact the Department’s Fiscal Office, Tiffany Garner.
 
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