Awards

Rahangdale Research Grant Competition

The Economics Department has small grants available to students to support research concerning manufacturing in western Pennsylvania. Proposals will be requested in the spring semester. Grants will be given for use in the summer semester. Please contact the department's advisors for additional information.

Haines Research Grant Competition

The Economics Department has small grants available to students to support research concerning regional economic development. Preference is given to research focusing on Western Pennsylvania. Proposals will be requested in the spring semester. Grants will be given for use in the summer semester. Please contact the department's advisors for additional information.

Schenker Essay Competition

This Economics Department-sponsored contest offers a $2,000 prize to the eligible student who writes a paper that best explores a U.S. policy issue, paying particular attention to how proposed solutions would impact society and illustrating different dimensions of the concept of public interest. Papers will be read by a committee of faculty members and students, with emphasis placed on originality of thought, including a clear statement of the student’s own assessment of the issue.

Asher Isaacs Prize

This is awarded to a graduating economics major deemed to be the best based on academic performance and faculty comments.

McKay Prize

This is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students.

Jerome C. Wells Prize

This is awarded to an outstanding graduating senior who plans to attend graduate school in economics.