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A number of scholarships and awards are available to Economics majors on a competitive basis. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, who often include former students and faculty members, the departmental scholarship can aid eligible students in financing their education.

In addition, the University, the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences, and the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences offer various scholarship opportunities. Current and prospective students should contact the Financial Aid Office and the individual colleges for information concerning availability and eligibility.

When applying for scholarships, students should be aware that many of the departmental scholarships may be used by the University to fulfill Jackrabbit Guarantee obligations. This has been confusing for many students, so we want to make sure you understand the situation.

Application Process

Scholarships are awarded in February of each year.

Everyone applying for scholarships must first complete the university's online scholarship application, which will be posted here between approximately Jan. 1 and Feb. 15 of each year. The online scholarship is located on MyStateOnline, under the "My Money" tab. By completing this scholarship you are applying for scholarships across SDSU, including those offered through the Department of Economics.

College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences Scholarships

Students log on to MyStateOnline then click on the scholarship application link to complete the application.

Some scholarships/awards require additional information from applicants to satisfy criteria established by the donors. If you believe you are qualified and wish to be considered an applicant for additional industry-sponsored scholarships, please contact the appropriate department for instructions on how to apply.

For our generous friends and former students

Scholarships are an excellent way for individuals to give back to the department of Economics and the university in general. For information about your options for setting up a scholarship, you may visit the SDSU Foundation website or contact them by email.

Frank Puhr Memorial Award

To apply for this scholarship submit an original paper of not less than 5000 words dealing with agricultural finance or a related topic. Available to undergraduate & graduate students. Papers should be submitted to Kayte Haggerty (email) no later than Feb.15th and must include student name & ID#.