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Economics Scholarships

For economics students, there are many scholarships available from the Department of Economics at Boise State University as well as other organizations.

Scholarships from the Department of Economics

The following scholarships are available to students who have declared a major in Economics. Each of the scholarships is awarded annually. To be eligible to receive any of these scholarships a student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and must complete the online application process for Boise State Scholarship Application. By completing the online application process, the student has applied for each of the scholarships listed. However, the Len B. and Grace Jordan Scholarships also require the student to complete an additional application.

Ellis Lamborn Scholarship

Ellis Lamborn retired from Boise State College in 1989 after completing 21 years of exceptional service to the Department of Economics and Boise State University. Dr. Lamborn received his Ph.D. from Cornell University with areas of specialization in money and banking and the history of economic thought. He came to Boise State from Utah State University. Dr. Lamborn was the second economics professor hired at Boise State and the first department chair. Known as the “father of the Department of Economics”, Dr. Lamborn is given credit for building the Department of Economics and establishing good teaching as the hallmark of the department. After he retired, Dr. Lamborn worked an additional semester donating the income earned from that semester’s work to establish this scholarship. The scholarship was named for Dr. Lamborn despite his personal objections.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time junior or senior Economics majors
  • Candidates must carry 12 or more credit hours in each of the semesters the scholarship will cover.
  • Candidates must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for the award.

How to Apply: Candidates must submit an online application via the  Boise State Scholarship Application in order to qualify for this scholarship.

Geetha Raha Scholarship

Arun Raha was a tenured faculty member in the Department of Economics at Boise State from 1990-2001. Dr. Raha has a master’s degree in economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a doctorate from Washington State University. He left Boise State to pursue employment opportunities in the private sector. Dr. Raha worked at WEFA Inc. (now known as Global Insight), Eaton Corporation, and Swiss Reinsurance in New York City.  Dr. Raha specializes in the economics of capital and risk management and forecasts of the U.S. economy.  He is a member of the Wall Street Journal’s Economics Forecasting panel and in 2005 was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as the best forecaster in the United States. In 2003 Dr. Raha established the Geetha Raha Scholarship in memory of his late wife, Geetha.  Dr. Raha requested that this scholarship be given to the economics major who, in the opinion of the faculty in the Department of Economics, has the potential to become the “best professional economist”.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time junior or senior Economics majors
  • Must have completed at least 6 credit hours of upper-division Economics courses.

How to Apply: Candidates must submit an online application via the Boise State Scholarship Application in order to qualify for this scholarship.

The John J. Chapman Scholarship

Awarded annually by the Department of Economics. John Chapman was a CPA and owner of the Mode Department Store in Boise in the late 1930′s and 1940′s. He was one of the original founders and supporters of Boise Junior College.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time junior and senior Economics majors
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for the award.

How to Apply: Candidates must submit an online application via the  Boise State Scholarship Application in order to qualify for this scholarship.

Dick Payne Scholarship

In 2004 Dick Payne retired after 34 years of distinguished service to the Department of Economics and Boise State University. Dr. Payne came to Boise State from the University of Southern California where he completed his Ph.D., specializing in the field of public finance. Dr. Payne was known as an excellent teacher and advisor. During his tenure at Boise State, Dr. Payne received more teaching awards than the rest of the economics faculty combined, to say nothing of the respect and admiration which he earned from several generations of students. Upon announcement of Dr. Payne’s retirement, a scholarship was created and funded by his former students and colleagues.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time junior and senior Economics majors
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for the award
  • High moral character

How to Apply: Candidates must submit an online application via the  Boise State Scholarship Application in order to qualify for this scholarship.

Information About Other Scholarships for Economics Students

Please check the following link for information about other scholarships available for economics students:
Economics Scholarships