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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Krishna Akkina Scholarship
Kevin Roy Armstrong Memorial Scholarship
Duane and Leslee Cantrell Scholarship
Michael and Geraldine Carlisle Scholarship in Economics
Dream Big Economics Scholarship (1)
Dream Big Economics Scholarship (2)
John Delehanty Memorial Scholarship
Martin Duran Zarate
Edward Jones Economics Scholarship
Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (1)
Jose Caceres Alegre**
Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (2)
Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (3)
Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (4)
Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (5)
Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (6)
Lucas Da Rosa
Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (7)
Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (8)
Michael J. Greenwood Economics Scholarship
Craig Edwin Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship
Todd Ryan Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship
Ross Alan Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship
Bradley James Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship
James and Kathryn Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship
Hicks Economics Scholarship
Douglas E. and Victoria D. Hill Economics Scholarship
David and Sharon Jordening Economics Scholarship (1)
David and Sharon Jordening Economics Scholarship (2)
Randy D. Sims Family Economics Scholarship
Mary Lynn Staley Economics Scholarship (1)
Gonzalo Rodríguez Sanabria
Mary Lynn Staley Economics Scholarship (2)
Lloyd and Sally Thomas Economics Scholarship
Agustina Otazu Seifart*
Joe Tiao Scholarship
Professors Bagley and Cohen Scholarship in Economics
Jack & Peggy McCullick-Mary Vanier KSU Family Scholarship
Department of Economics Alumni Scholarship
**Returning scholarship recipient but new scholarship
TBA = To Be Announced