Economics

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships

There are 3 scholarships available to only graduate students in the Department of Economics.  These are managed by FGSR.  The call for nominations will be sent out in September.  Students are required to submit completed applications in the form of a single PDF per award to econgrad@ualberta.ca
Complete applications consist of Nomination Form and Transcripts.

  • AD O’Brien Graduate Scholarship in Public Finance ($5,300) - Fall
    • Full time student in a graduate degree program in the Department of Economics whose specialization is in Public Finance
  • John Garrett Graduate Scholarship in United States Studies ($4,300) - Fall
    • Superior academic standing (3.5 or greater) and research potential to a student registered full-time in either the Department of Economics or Political Science.  Awarded alternately between Economics and Political Science for the study of problematic aspects of Canada-United States relations, or for the dissemination of scholarly information in this field of study.
  • Maurice, Mary & Max Stewart Graduate Scholarship ($5,000) - Fall
    • 3 students who are registered full-time in a graduate degree program in the Department of Economics at the UofA and who received the highest standing in the final year (minimum A-) of a Bachelor’s degree.  Preference given to graduate of the Wilfrid Laurier University or a graduate of another Ontario University or a student whose permanent residence in the 2 years immediately preceding the end of their final Bachelor’s degree examination was in either Bruce County or Grey County in Ontario.
  • Economics Society of Northern Alberta MA Scholarship in Economics ($2,500) – Winter
    • Superior academic standing in the fall term of the first year of registration to provide financial support to the recipient during the completion of ECON 999.

There are additional inter-departmental scholarships students may apply for.  Calls for applications will be sent to students as the calls are sent by FGSR.  Students are required to submit completed applications in the form of a single PDF per award to econgrad@ualberta.ca.  Complete applications consist of Nomination Form, Application Form, Transcripts and CV.

Awards

Core Prize ($500) - Each year the Core Prize in Economics is awarded to a graduate student completing their Masters degree in the Department of Economics.  The Core Prize in Economics is awarded to the student who achieves the highest overall GPA in the 4 core courses in their program.  The 4 core courses are ECON 503 (Microeconomic Theory I), 581 (Macroeconomic Theory I), 598 (Econometric Theory and Applications) and 599 (Applied Econometrics).

Research Prize in Economics ($500) - Each year the Research Prize in Economics is awarded to a graduate student completing their Masters degree in the Department of Economics.  The Research Prize in Economics is awarded to the student who writes the best research paper in ECON 999.