Economics Scholarships

The Economics Alumni Scholarship

Economics Alumni Scholarship established in 1998, the Economics Alumni Scholarship is made possible by contributions from alumni, faculty, and staff members. Criteria: Admitted freshman as of April 1 with an interest in Economics based on the academic qualification stated in the admissions application, $1000 renewable for 4 years.

Alok Mehta Scholarship

The Alok Mehta Charitable Trust established this endowed scholarship at CSU in honor of the victims of the 9-11-2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.  In 2000, Alok received his Bachelor of Arts degree from CSU with an Economics major and Biochemistry minor.  His motto always was that life is too short not to follow your dreams.  Alok was a second year MBA student at Hofstra Zarb School of Business and working as an intern for Cantor Fitzgerald in the First Tower at the World Trade Center on 9-11-2001.  Alok has been missing since that date.  The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate majoring in Economics with a minimum 3.0 gpa; demonstrated financial and preference is given to members of the Triangle Fraternity or involvement with the Boys and Girls Club or other community engagement.

Ben W. Garcia Economics Scholarship

The Ben W. Garcia Economics Scholarship was established in 2015. Ben is a CSU economics alumni (BS ‘81). He continued studying economics at the University of Notre Dame, receiving an M.A. in Economics with an emphasis on Labor Studies. Criteria: The purpose of the scholarship, established in 2015, is to benefit those who are pursuing an interdisciplinary approach to economics by using knowledge from other social science or humanities fields to help explain economic phenomena. The junior or senior recipient(s) of the scholarship shall be a full-time undergraduate economics student and submit a paper written for an economics class that illustrates an inter-disciplinary approach to economics by a) combining the analytical methods of economics with the analytical methods of another social science, b) applying economic analysis to a cultural, social or political topic, or c) introducing cultural, social or political considerations into an economic analysis of an economic topic.

Ed A. Hewett Scholarship

Ed A. Hewett Scholarship established in 1993, this scholarship honors the memory of Ed A. Hewett, a distinguished 1964 alumnus who served as Special Assistant to President George H. Bush and Senior Director of Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council from 1991 to 1993. It is made possible by contributions from friends, faculty, staff, alumni, and the Hewett family. Criteria: $2000 to an Economics Junior, maintaining a 3.0+ GPA. Selection based upon essay and merit, not necessarily on financial need. Preference to students with a demonstrated interest in global affairs, i.e. economic transformation or the centrally planned economics.

L.S. & Chuen-mei Fan Graduate Scholarship

In honor of L.S. & Chuen-mei Fan and memory of L.S. Fan. The Fans taught and mentored students for over 30 years at CSU. They also guided students through the process of applying economic principles and theories outside of the classroom. Criteria: Granted to full-time or part-time Economics graduate students who exemplify and sustain academic success in the Dept of Economics with a 3.0 GPA who have passed the Ph.D. qualifying exam.

Terry Ozawa Graduate Economics Fellowship

In honor of faculty member Dr. Terry Ozawa. The fellowship will benefit graduate students who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in Economics. It was established with gifts from Professor Ozawa's former students, colleagues, and many friends in the profession. Criteria: Granted to full-time or part-time Economics graduate students maintaining a 3.0 GPA with good academic standing.