These scholarships are awarded during the spring semester to Economics Majors in their Junior year at Purdue. Selection is primarily on the basis of academic excellence with some specific eligibility requirements. A cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5 is required for consideration.
Alan Hess Award
Additional Eligibility Requirements: Student must have completed or be currently enrolled in the Senior Honors Thesis (ECON 499) course.
2017 Recipient: Andrew Marshall
Drew is a B.S. Economics Honors major with minors in Statistics, Political Science, and History. He plans to graduate in May 2018. He is an Associate Justice on the Purdue Student Supreme Court, the Research Chair on Student Concert Committee, an Honors College Mentor, the Judicial Board Chairman at Beta Theta Pi, and a Worship Guitarist at Campus House Ministries. Last summer he worked at the Indiana Statehouse as an intern for the Management Performance Hub, the state data analytics hub under the Office of Management and Budget. This summer he is working as a Business Analyst Intern for Thomas P. Miller & Associates in Indianapolis. Drew is planning to go to law school and would like to focus on public policy.
Michael W Watts Scholarship
Additional Eligibility Requirements: Student must have completed ECON 340 or 511, ECON 352 or 512, & ECON 360 or 562 and be on-track to completing a degree in Economics in 4 years or less.
2017 Recipient: Austin Coon
Austin is a B.S. Economics Honors major, double majoring in Management, with minors in Statistics and Psychology and a concentration in Analytical Consulting. He plans to graduate in May 2018. He served as the Vice President of the Boiler Business Competitions club, as well as a co-founder and Treasurer of the Purdue Collegiate DECA Chapter. He competes with Purdue Men's Volleyball and participate in as many case competitions as his time allows. This summer he will be working for Nielsen in their Emerging Leaders Program in their Schaumburg office. Austin is considering pursing a Ph.D. in Economics.