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Economics Department
Kansas State University
327 Waters Hall
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Manhattan, KS 66506
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The Department of Economics is committed to helping our students pay for college through both need-based and merit-based scholarships. Scholarships are available to first-year, transfer and returning students. 

Fill our the All-University AND Economics specific scholarships through AcademicWorks by February 1 every year. 

Need some help?

Tutorial for students who have never logged into AcademicWorks.

Tutorial for students who completed the All-University scholarship already. 

Tutorial for the Dream Big Scholarship.


If you have questions about the Economics scholarship process, please email Daniel Kuester or Joy Chen.

New Economics Scholarships

The department now has nearly thirty-five undergraduate scholarships to offer, and more are on the way! It is all part of our ambitious goal to provide more financial support for economics majors. In 2011 we had the inaugural meeting of the Department to Economics Advisory Council. The group quickly identified financial support for students as a priority. They set a goal of increasing the number of scholarships offered by the department from four to thirty-five. Obviously, we have nearly reached our goal.  However, as we reach our goal we are hoping to reward our students with as generous of awards as possible.

How does a department fund twenty five new scholarships in such a short time? How does it reach its goal of 35? Our plan is simple.

  • Start with a dedicated advisory council with the vision to articulate a goal and the ambition to achieve it.   
  • Have excellent students deserving of support.  Fortunately, we have these in abundance.  
  • Set the scholarship drive in the context of bigger goals. Our scholarship goal is an important piece in an overall plan for moving the department forward. You may have heard (a lot!) about K-State 2025 at the university level. In short, K-State is on the move. Our department will use this momentum to help achieve its own 2025 goals. You can read about these goals here.
  • Have generous donors who believe in the cause. We all know that K-State pride runs deep. Our scholarship team has seen this time and again. A real delight of working on this scholarship drive has been finding out how deeply alumni and friends of the department believe in higher education. They want to keep college accessible as tuition costs rise, reward excellence, and attract students to the field of economics. They want to keep the K-State Department of Economics strong and see it improve.

So we are on our way, but with a big challenge still ahead. Would you like to help? You can contact me at gaylep@k-state.edu to learn more or contribute at the link on this page. I hope you will check back to this webpage in the future to see our progress. Below you can read about the scholarships awarded last year. Several others will make their debut at our spring banquet.

2018 Scholarships



Krishna Akkina Scholarship

Jacob Hubert

Kevin Roy Armstrong Memorial Scholarship

Kathryn Schieferecke**

Duane and Leslee Cantrell Scholarship

Piper Robb*

Michael and Geraldine Carlisle Scholarship in Economics

Karsen Adams

Dream Big Economics Scholarship (1)

Brock O'Brien

Dream Big Economics Scholarship (2)

Luke Hesse

John Delehanty Memorial Scholarship

Martin Duran Zarate

Edward Jones Economics Scholarship

Scott Schwerdtfeger

Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (1)

Jose Caceres Alegre**

Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (2)

David Browne

Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (3)

Thomas McClain

Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (4)

Margaret Roth

Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (5)

Kade Grafel**

Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (6)

Lucas Da Rosa

Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (7)

Austin Freed

Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (8)

Kris Hatfield

Michael J. Greenwood Economics Scholarship

Dylan Newell

Craig Edwin Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship

Haley Harrison*

Todd Ryan Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship

William Moore*

Ross Alan Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship

Andrew Davis*

Bradley James Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship

Tyler Thomas

James and Kathryn Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship

Marcos Martinez

Hicks Economics Scholarship

Ogden Shimkus*

Douglas E. and Victoria D. Hill Economics Scholarship

Elliott Pruss*

David and Sharon Jordening Economics Scholarship (1)

Jordan Bartz*

David and Sharon Jordening Economics Scholarship (2)

Derek Ecklund*

Randy D. Sims Family Economics Scholarship

Rhett Stratman*

Mary Lynn Staley Economics Scholarship (1)

Gonzalo Rodríguez Sanabria

Mary Lynn Staley Economics Scholarship (2)

Caleb Stark*

Lloyd and Sally Thomas Economics Scholarship

Agustina Otazu Seifart*

Joe Tiao Scholarship

Cameron Edens

Professors Bagley and Cohen Scholarship in Economics

Paul Feighner

Jack & Peggy McCullick-Mary Vanier KSU Family Scholarship

Haley Harrison**

Department of Economics Alumni Scholarship


*Returning scholarship recipient
**Returning scholarship recipient but new scholarship
TBA = To Be Announced

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