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Economics Undergraduate SCHOLARSHIP


The Economics Department will offer the Robert S. Roth Scholarship in Economics award, up to $2,500, for Fall 2022 to promising students in the field of Economics who are active, full-time majors at Stony Brook University. The scholarships are intended to provide undergraduate students with support to continue their education in economics.


Eligibility Requirements:

      • Full-time enrollment as an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences.
      • Declared Economics as a major.
      • Academic standing status of U2, U3, or U4.
      • Academic achievement as evidenced by a high GPA (>3.5 preferred, minimum 3.0).


→ A completed  on-line application.

→ A personal statement (max 600 words) arguing your case. Possible topics include:

♦ How have you demonstrated academic excellence, other than through your GPA?
♦ Have you contributed to the economics major through organizing and/or helping other economics majors?
♦ What challenges have you overcome that make you a good candidate for the scholarship?
♦ What made you decide to declare an economics major, what fascinates you about the study of economics?
♦ How do your current studies relate to your future professional or intellectual development?

→ The name of a current faculty member who has agreed to act as your reference.

Winning candidate(s) will be selected by the award committee on the basis of GPA (both University and Major), personal statement, faculty recommendations and demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.