Student Awards

Scholarships & Awards booklet/application are available in the Department office or the Dean's office. You must apply before the deadlines.

Economics Faculty Student Achievement Award

Amount: $500

Established by: This award was established by the Economics faculty to recognize a student’s outstanding academic achievement and performance with distinction in the classroom.

Open to: This scholarship is open to all undergraduate Economics majors and students with Business Economics as a concentration.

Criteria: Outstanding student achievement

Application Procedure: The online application will be available February 1. To access the application, go to your CSUF portal (be sure to use the new portal) and click on the “Scholarships” icon. Follow the onscreen instructions and be sure to answer all questions.

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015



Amount: $1,500

Established by: This scholarship is awarded annually by the Economics Department to an outstanding graduate student in recognition of scholastic achievement and demonstration of intellectual growth.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing graduate students in Economics.

Criteria: GPA C Academic achievement

Application Procedure: The online application will be available February 1. To access the application, go to your CSUF portal (be sure to use the new portal) and click on the “Scholarships” icon. Follow the onscreen instructions and be sure to answer all questions.

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015




Economics Outstanding Senior Award

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by the Economics Department to an outstanding senior in recognition of scholastic achievement and demonstration of intellectual growth.

Open to: This scholarship is open to senior Economics majors and students with Business Economics as a concentration.

Criteria: GPA C Academic achievement

Application Procedure: The online application will be available February 1. To access the application, go to your CSUF portal (be sure to use the new portal) and click on the “Scholarships” icon. Follow the onscreen instructions and be sure to answer all questions.

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015




Economics Wall Street Journal Student Award

Amount: Wall Street Journal subscription (one year) and an engraved gift from the Wall Street Journal

Established by: This scholarship is awarded annually to an economics major, based on exceptional academic performance and extracurricular activities.

Open to: This scholarship is open to all undergraduate Economics majors and students with Business Economics as a concentration.

Criteria: Academic performance C Extracurricular activities

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015




Emeriti Faculty and Staff Award

Amount: $200

Established by: This award was established by the Economics Department in honor of all the dedicated faculty and staff who have served in the Economics Department.

Open to: This scholarship is open to senior Economics majors or seniors with Business Economics as a concentration.

Criteria: Academic achievement C Leadership C Service

Application Procedure The online application will be available February 1. To access the application, go to your CSUF portal (be sure to use the new portal) and click on the “Scholarships” icon. Follow the onscreen instructions and be sure to answer all questions.

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015




Formuzis-Pickersgill-Hunt Student Paper Award

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by the Formuzis, Pickersgill & Hunt, Inc. Economic Consultants. Submitted papers, written per guidelines, will be judged by the Economics Department Student Affairs Committee for the undergraduate awards and by the Graduate Committee for the graduate students’ awards.

Open to: This scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in an economics class and graduate students in economics.

Criteria: Well-written economics paper

Application Procedure The online application will be available February 1. To access the application, go to your CSUF portal (be sure to use the new portal) and click on the “Scholarships” icon. Follow the onscreen instructions and be sure to answer all questions. 2) Pick up guidelines and criteria for paper from SGMH 3113; 3) Write an outstanding economics paper; and 4) Submit the paper with your online application by attaching it in the attached documents section.

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015



Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established by the Formuzis, Pickersgill & Hunt, Inc. Economic Consultants. Submitted papers, written per guidelines, will be judged by the Graduate Committee for the graduate students’ awards.

Open to: This scholarship is open to graduate students enrolled in an Economics class and graduate students in Economics.

Criteria: Well-written economics paper

Application Procedure The online application will be available February 1. To access the application, go to your CSUF portal (be sure to use the new portal) and click on the “Scholarships” icon. Follow the onscreen instructions and be sure to answer all questions. 2) Pick up guidelines and criteria for paper from SGMH 3113; 3) Write an outstanding economics paper; and 4) Submit the paper with your online application by attaching it in the attached documents section.

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015




Levern Graves Award

Amount: $500

Established by: This award was established by the Economics Department to honor Professor Levern Graves, one of the founding faculty members of the CSUF Economics Department to recognize outstanding academic achievement and service to the department.

Open to: This scholarship is open to all undergraduate Economics majors and students with Business Economics as a concentration.

Criteria: Academic achievement C Service to the department

Application Procedure The online application will be available February 1. To access the application, go to your CSUF portal (be sure to use the new portal) and click on the “Scholarships” icon. Follow the onscreen instructions and be sure to answer all questions.

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015




Klein Family Awards

Amount: $200

Established by: Two awards were established by Emeritus Professor Sidney Klein in honor of his family. One award recognizes the outstanding undergraduate student each year in Economics 330 (Comparative Economic Systems) and the other award recognizes the outstanding student in Economics 332 (Economies of the Pacific Rim).

Open to: This scholarship is open to students enrolled in Economics 330 or Economics 332 classes.

Criteria: Course grade of A in Economics 330 or Economics 332 Ƈ Academic achievement

Application Procedure By faculty nomination

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015




Stewart Long Award for Outstanding New Graduate Students

Amount: 1,500

Established by: This scholarship was established in honor of Professor Stewart Long, former Chair of the Economics Department, to attract outstanding students to the M.A. Economics program at CSUF.

Open to: This scholarship is open to newly accepted students into the M.A. Economics program at Cal State Fullerton.

Criteria: Acceptance to M.A. Economics program C Past academic achievement C GRE scores

Application Procedure 1) Submit application for admission to Cal State Fullerton’s Master’s Program in Economics (no separate scholarship application is necessary); 2) Provide three confidential letters of recommendation as required for MA admission; 3) Submit a two-page essay on the motivation and the purpose of a graduate student at CSUF; 4) Include official GRE scores; and 5) Submit all materials to the Economics Department, located in SGMH 3313.

Application Deadline: Same application deadline for admissions in the fall and spring semesters




Stewart Long Graduate Study Award

Amount: 1,500

Established by: This scholarship was established in honor of Professor Stewart Long, former Chair of the Economics Department, to encourage post-graduate study in Economics or related disciplines such as Law.

Open to: This scholarship is open to senior Economics majors

Criteria: Exceptional academic achievement C Interview by a department committee

Application Procedure The online application will be available February 1. To access the application, go to your CSUF portal (be sure to use the new portal) and click on the “Scholarships” icon. Follow the onscreen instructions and be sure to answer all questions.

Application Deadline: March 6 , 2015




Norman Townshend-Zellner Award

Amount: $500

Established by: This award was established by the Economics Department to honor the memory of Professor Norman Townshend-Zellner, the first chair of the CSUF Economics Department and the founder of the Center for Economic Education, to recognize a student’s outstanding service to the department, university, or community.

Open to: This scholarship is open to all undergraduate Economics majors and students with Business Economics as a concentration.

Criteria: 2.5 GPA C Outstanding service to the department, university, or community

Application Procedure The online application will be available February 1. To access the application, go to your CSUF portal (be sure to use the new portal) and click on the “Scholarships” icon. Follow the onscreen instructions and be sure to answer all questions.

Application Deadline: March 6 , 2015




Murray Wolfson Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Established by: This scholarship was instituted by the Department of Economics to honor the memory of Professor Murray Wolfson, a distinguished teacher and scholar, who exemplified a high commitment to graduate teaching and scholarly research throughout his life. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate student in Economics who has the highest GPA above 3.75 in the core courses (Econ 441, Econ 502, Econ 503, and Econ 504) in the MA Economics program. The scholarship seeks to reward and encourage the graduate student who shows the greatest potential for success in the MA program.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing graduate students in Economics.

Criteria: 3.75 GPA (core courses: Econ 441, Econ 502, Econ 503, and Econ 504) C Potential for academic success

Application Procedure The online application will be available February 1. To access the application, go to your CSUF portal (be sure to use the new portal) and click on the “Scholarships” icon. Follow the onscreen instructions and be sure to answer all questions.

Application Deadline: March 6 , 2015




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