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Economics Giving Opportunities

The Economics Department's biggest fundraising priorities are student scholarships and funds for internships, research, and experiential learning. Below is a list of current funds you can support today with an online gift.

General Support


  • Flexible support for the department’s most pressing needs

The Dr. Richard Vedder Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus Support Fund

  • Supports the study of American economic history

Dubois Fund for Economics

  • Endowed fund that broadly supports the activities of the department


Department of Economics Experiential Learning Fund

  • Provides experiential learning opportunities (field trips, research, study abroad, etc.) for undergraduates

Daniel J. Davis Lecture Fund

  • Supports a lecture series on the history of economics

Student Scholarships

Dr. Ismail Ghazalah Scholarship

  • Non-endowed scholarship in honor of Emeriti Professor Dr. Ismail Ghazalah

Eldon L. Hall Jr., and Susan Hall Scholarship Fund in Economics

  • Scholarships for full-time undergraduates

The John and Susan Schmidt Scholarship

  • Scholarship for Economics majors

Jeph and Zoe Martin Scholarship in Economics

  • Full-time juniors or seniors

Fred Picard Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarship for students with academic merit

Ernest and Mary Minichello Scholarship

  • First priority for an HTC Economics major, second preference for an Arts & Sciences Economics major

The Charles Clifford Finch Scholarship

  • Scholarship for Economics students

John Peterson Memorial Award

  • Scholarship for juniors, seniors, and graduate students for writing outstanding research papers

Dr. Rosemary Rossiter Scholarship for Economics

  • Undergraduate students with financial need

The Herbert G. Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Scholarship for students with academic merit and financial need

Gene Chapin Memorial Award

  • Award for students with academic merit. Established in memory of former faculty member, Gene Chapin.

Contact Us

If you have questions about giving or if you have interest in establishing a new fund, please contact:

David Johnson
Senior Director of Development, Major Giving