Scholarships 

For the 2018-19 academic year, economics students received a total of $14,800 from department scholarships. We thank our supportive alumni and faculty for recognizing these deserving students’ merit. The department typically offers scholarships for majors and minors once a year. Economics scholarship applications are accepted November through February the year prior to the scholarship award. Each year, scholarship criteria and amounts will be posted on the university’s Beach Scholarship application system. 

If you applied for a 2019-20 Department of Economics Scholarship,  recipients will be announced after April 12, 2019. Regret notifications will be announced after May 13, 2019.

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Department of Economics Scholarships

Below is a list of scholarships we have offered in recent years.

Ray & Marge Lancaster Endowment

Criteria: Undergraduate or Graduate with a Major in Economics; Must be enrolled in a minimum 12 units for Undergraduates; 6 units for Graduate; 3.0 Cumulative GPA; Require Financial Aid letter demonstrating need or comparable proof of Financial Need.

Powell Endowed Scholarship

Criteria: 3.0 GPA Min; Economics Major Undergraduate or Graduate continuing student; Full time preferred; Demonstrated financial need

Gene R. Simonson Scholarship

Criteria: 3.0 GPA Min; Enrolled in 12 units; Economics Major or Minor; Undergraduate student; Junior or Senior continuing student.

Settlemeyer Family Scholarship

Criteria: 3.0 GPA Min; Enrolled in 9 units; Economics Major; Undergraduate Junior or Senior, continuing student; Demonstrated financial need

Economics Scholarship

Criteria: Economics Major; Undergradate Junior or Senior standing or Graduate student.; Cumulitive GPA of 3.0 or higher; Students must be enrolled in at least 12 units for Undergraduate; 6 units for Graduate

Past Recipients

Fall 2018 Department Scholarship Recipients

The Department of Economics congratulates the following economics students who earned these distinctions for Fall 2018 semester.

Joseph McEntee - Ray & Marge Lancaster Endowment Scholarship $2,500
Kaitlin Doolittle - Ray & Marge Lancaster Endowment Scholarship $2,500
Nicholas Roy - Ray & Marge Lancaster Endowment Scholarship $2,500
Megan Anaya - Powell Scholarship $2,000
Jesus Ayala - Powell Scholarship $2,000
Julia Jaynes - Gene R. Simonson Scholarship $1,200
Andrew Ruff - Gene R. Simonson Scholarship $1,200
Elizabeth Ramirez - Settlemeyer Family Scholarship $900

 

Fall 2017 Department Scholarship Recipients

The Department of Economics congratulates the following economics students who earned these distinctions for Fall 2017 semester.

Ryan Trias - Ray & Marge Lancaster Endowment Scholarship $2,500
Kelly Campbell - Ray & Marge Lancaster Endowment Scholarship $2,500
Illiyuna Islam - Ray & Marge Lancaster Endowment Scholarship $2,500
Julia Jaynes - Gene R. Simonson Scholarship $1,350
Hibraheim Villalbazo - Gene R. Simonson Scholarship $1,350
CJ Valdez - Settlemeyer Family Scholarship $1,200
Carlos Ramones - Simonson Economics Department Scholarship $600
Edward Urtiage III - Simonson Economics Department Scholarship $600

 

Fall 2016 Department Scholarship Recipients

The Department of Economics congratulates the following economics students who earned these distinctions for Fall 2016 semester.

Alfredo Alegria - Ray & Marge Lancaster Endowment Scholarship $2,000
Zhasmina Baeva Smith - Ray & Marge Lancaster Endowment Scholarship $1,750
Erlin Martinez - Ray & Marge Lancaster Endowment Scholarship $1,750
Ena Miyauchi - Ray & Marge Lancaster Endowment Scholarship $1,750
Luke Jeynes - Gene R. Simonson Scholarship $1,100
Brianna Wilburn - Gene R. Simonson Scholarship $1,100
Herman Singh - Settlemeyer Family Scholarship $750
Nicholas Jenkins - Simonson Economics Department Scholarship $500
Alan Munoz - Simonson Economics Department Scholarship $500

 

Spring 2016 Department Scholarship Recipients

The Department of Economics congratulates the following economics students who earned these distinctions for Spring 2016 semester.

Allison Castro - Gene R. Simonson Endowment Scholarship $1,200
Jacob Sherman - Gene R. Simonson Endowment Scholarship $1,200
Erick Ayala - Settlemeyer Family Scholarship $1,000
Ena Miyauchi - Settlemeyer Family Scholarship $1,000