QC Economics
Scholarships and Departmental Awards:

Details for Current Scholarship Applications:

$7500 in Scholarships Available!

1. $2,500 Business Forum Scholarship for Sophomores & Juniors;
2. $5,000 for 2 Investors Bank Scholarships of $2,500 each, any year

Awards will be made at the upcoming Business Forum on June 5th, featuring Scott Stringer, Comptroller for NYC.

Students need to submit, no later than Monday May 18th:

1) A letter expressing interest and need*
2) Transcripts
3) Resume
4) One to two letters of recommendation from professors

Consideration will be given to students who have been active in the Business Forum and other QC related business events.

All applications must be submitted to Elvira Casper at Elvira.Casper@qc.cuny.edu or hard copies to PH 331.

Queens College Business Forum Scholarship Competition

The sponsors of the Queens College Business Forum (Farrell Fritz, Investors Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Melrose Credit Union) are pleased to announce the 2015 QCBF Scholarship competition. A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded at the June 2015 Business Forum.

Guidelines for Application Business Forum Scholarship

The QCBF Scholarship is given to a student in one of the Queens College business programs (Accounting, Economics, BBA, and BALA) with outstanding academic performance and who demonstrates an enthusiasm and/or appreciation for the field that suggests she/he will go on to a successful career. Consideration will also be given to service to the community or to the College and fellow students, as well as employment experience and extracurricular activities.
In order to be eligible to apply or to be nominated, students must have at least a 3.2 overall GPA and 3.5 in the major. Lower juniors and upper sophomores are eligible to apply. Priority may be given to students who have been active in the Business Forum. Scholarships are not renewable.

Guidelines for Application Investors Bank Scholarship
The Investors Bank Scholarship is given to two students in one of the Queens College business programs (Accounting, Economics, BBA, BALA, Risk Management) with outstanding academic performance and who demonstrates an enthusiasm and/or appreciation for the field that suggests she/he will go on to a successful career. Consideration will also be given to service to the community or to the College and fellow students, as well as employment experience and extracurricular activities. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
In order to be eligible to apply or to be nominated, students must have at least a 3.2 overall GPA and 3.5 in the major.

*Students must submit an essay of no more than 750 words that explains their interest in their field of study and the courses that have been most meaningful and interesting. The essay should explain how receiving the scholarship would impact the applicant and should indicate future plans, including both career plans and any plans for graduate study. Applicants are also encouraged to write about some of their other interests beyond their major field of study. Scholarships are not renewable.

Barham Scholarships

The Barham Scholarship, worth $2,500, will be awarded to a student who is a declared major in economics or business. The main award criteria are academic performance and demonstration of interest in the subject matter. Details of the Barham Scholarships application process are as follows:
1. To be eligible to apply or to be nominated, students must have at least a 3.5 GPA in their BBA and economics course work, and at least a 3.4 GPA overall. The awards are open to juniors and sophomores.
2. Faculty may nominate outstanding students. Students may nominate themselves.
3. Students must submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the department of economics. The letter should be emailed to david.gabel@qc.cuny.edu.
4. The scholarship committee consists of three faculty members from the department of economics.
5. The scholarship is not renewable.

Decisions will be based on reviews of transcripts (GPA and courses taken), and letters of recommendation. Consideration will also be given to service to the department and the college, as well as, extracurricular activities. The decision of the committee is final.

Resumes should be submitted on paper to the Economics Department no later than 5pm on May 15, 2015. Please attach your college transcript(s).
Letters of recommendation should be emailed to david.gabel@qc.cuny.edu
For further information, contact Professor David Gabel.

Departmental Awards

Economics and BBA graduating seniors who have achieved superior academic performance are also eligible to receive departmental awards. The awards are presented annually at the Annual Economics and Business Dinner that takes place at the end of the Spring Semester. The selection process involves a vote by the faculty.

Anne Hill Award is given in loving memory of our beloved former chair and colleague, M. Anne Hill.

The Arthur D. Gayer Memorial Award is given to a graduating senior who has concentrated in Economics and has achieved a record of superior scholarship in this field.

The Economics Department Faculty Award is awarded for outstanding contribution in the classroom.

The Henry S. Miller Award is given to a graduating Economics major who has contributed the most distinguished service in advancing the Department's professional interest.

The Matthew Simon Award is given to a graduating senior who has concentrated in Economics and has achieved a record of superior scholarship in this field. Preference is give to students who are planning graduate work in Economics.

The Persia Campbell Award is given for an outstanding undergraduate research paper in Economics.

The Steve E. Burdman Memorial Award is given by the Delta Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon to a graduating Economics major who is also an active member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, for combination of scholastic achievement and service.

The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award is given to an Economics major with a record of superior scholarship. Preference is given to students planning graduate work in management or public administration.

The William Withers Award is given to a graduating senior Economics major who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, creativity, and intellectual curiosity.