Awards & Scholarships
Students are selected by consensus of the Economics Department faculty and consideration is given to GPA, rigor of courses taken, and service and internship opportunities. This award comes with a monetary gift sponsored by The Bruni Foundation which graciously supports the academic performance of students in the UCCS Economics Department.
- 2017-2018: Joanna Galaska and Chase Mabry
- 2016-2017: Elizabeth Horton
- 2015-2016: Jonathan Harris
- 2014-2015: Emily Olson and Matthew Gonzalez
Cushman Public Policy Interns
Funded by the generosity of UCCS Economics graduate Elizabeth Cushman to further the education of economics students in public policy research, a student is awarded this internship to better prepare them for life after college – whether in the workplace, graduate school, or as a citizen. Students will be invited to apply during the fall semester each year – application details will be announced in Economics courses.
- 2018: Matt Bone
- 2017: Zachary Welz
- 2016: Jahaira Pardo
- 2015: Philip Polacek
Bruni Student Research Scholars
- 2015: Samantha Abbamo
- 2015: Abbey Parker
The following scholarships are administered by the UCCS Scholarship Department and directly benefit Economics students. The application window is open from December 1 – March 1 each year and the application can be found at: https://www.uccs.edu/finaid/types-of-aid/scholarships.
Marion Sondermann Scholarship
For Political Science or Economic majors who have completed a minimum of 30 hours, at least 9 hours of which are Political Science or Economics, and 6 hours in the other field (Political Science or Economics). Qualified students must also have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a 3.5 GPA in Political Science or Economics, be enrolled in at least 9 hours, and submit a FAFSA by March 1st. One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded.
The Hoffman Binger Support Fund
The Hoffman Binger Support Fund offers scholarships to students based on academic merit and financial need. Eligible students are full-time undergraduates majoring in Economics while maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA by March 1st. Award amount will be $3,000 per academic year.