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Scholarships and awards are offered and presented annually to recognize outstanding economics students and their academic achievements.

Scholarships

Mass Mutual Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to African American/Black, Asian/Pacific American and Hispanic American students who are full-time students at an accredited United States university entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years. Applicants must be permanent legal residents of the U.S. or U.S. citizens with a GPA of 3.0 or higher majoring in business, finance, management, economics, financial planning, or marketing/sales. For more information, go to www.hsf.net/massmutual.aspx.

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program, named after the late physicist and Challenger astronaut Dr. Ronald E. McNair, prepares students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.

The program, funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant, offers academic counseling; financial aid assistance; mentoring; research opportunities; seminars; paid summer internships; and graduate admissions guidance.

After-college Scholarships

After-college Business Student Scholarship is a $500 scholarship exclusively for business students. Deadlines to apply are September 30 and December 31, 2014. For more information, please see: https://www.aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/61/

After-college Succurro Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for students pursuing 2-year or 4-year degrees in any discipline. Deadlines to apply are September 30 and December 31, 2014. For more information, please see: https://www.aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/57/

Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA) Scholarship is a $500 scholarship open to students pursuing a business or liberal arts degree. It is available to students going to school in California, Hawaii, Missouri or Texas. Deadlines to apply are September 30 and December 31, 2014. For more information, please see: www.aftercollege.com/content/article/ac_aaa_student_scholarship

Additional After-college Scholarships - Deadline to apply is September 30, 2014. See all current scholarships at: www.aftercollege.com/content/scholarships

Awards

The Walter Adams Prize for Excellence in Economics

This annual award is presented to the outstanding senior economics major by the economics faculty, friends, and alumni of the department of economics of Trinity University. Recent recipients include:

  • 2015—Benjamin Whitehead
  • 2014—David W. Beneski
  • 2013—Xavier A. Navas
  • 2012—Dushyant J. Pattni
  • 2011—Sadie W. Heintz
  • 2010—Timothy James Satterfield
  • 2009—Meredith McPhail
  • 2008—Michelle Olivier
  • 2007—Adam R. Masters
  • 2006—Juan Carlos Suarez
  • 2005—Mary F. Christensen, Andrea R. Rodriguez
  • 2004—Caroline Healey
  • 2003—Eric Sims

Omicron Delta Epsilon Award

This award is presented annually to outstanding senior economics majors by the economics faculty at Trinity University. Recent recipients include:

  • 2015—Nicolas Estrada, Tyler Patterson, Simon Uribe
  • 2014—Thomas T. Patterson
  • 2013—Connie J. Hsiao
  • 2012—Ryan F. Silence
  • 2011—Katherine E. Leonard
  • 2010—Kristin A. Cavin, Andrew S. Hess, Halcott G. Heyward
  • 2009—Maxwell Fisher, Camille Bitner
  • 2008—Richard Cervenka, Andrew Dill
  • 2007—Rachel S. Branyan
  • 2006—Susan Marie, Beall, Lindy Joy Pate, Matthew R. Roberts
  • 2005—Tara Kay Rohde, Steven A. Schaefer
  • 2004—John Herlin
  • 2003—Brooke E. Earl, Katherine N. Gan

Joe C. Ashby Achievement Award

This award is presented annually to the outstanding junior economics major by the economics alumni and faculty at Trinity University. Recent recipients include:

  • 2015—Emily Acker
  • 2014—Thomas T. Patterson
  • 2013—Connie J. Hsiao
  • 2012—Ryan F. Silence
  • 2011—Katherine E. Leonard
  • 2010—Rachel R. Turakhia
  • 2009—Kristin Cavin
  • 2008—Meredith McPhail
  • 2007—Michelle D. Olivier
  • 2006—Rachel S. Branyan
  • 2005—Matthew R. Roberts
  • 2004—Steven Schaefer

The Roger Spencer Scholarship for Superior Performance in Economics

Roger and Susan Spencer established the scholarship to honor a first-generation student or Pell-Grant eligible student who has excelled in the study of economics. The award is presented annually.

  • 2015—Logan Langford
  • 2014—Hannah E. Coley
  • 2013—BIrju Ruparell