Department of Economics
Honors & Awards
Recipients of Honors and Awards
- Department Honors
- College Honors
- John H. Converse Award
- Freeman Saltus Award
- Anthony S. Campagna Award
- Milton J. Nadworny Award
- Amato/Nadworny Scholarship
- William H. Lamson Scholarship
- Philipp H. Lohman Memorial Scholarship
- Mark J. Zwynenburg Memorial Scholarship
- S. William Gerston Scholarship
- Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honors Society
Majors in their senior year with Economics GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of the Fall semester of that year are eligible. The Department invites them to apply for departmental honors at the beginning of the Spring semester of their senior year. December graduates would be eligible to apply in the prior year Spring semester. December graduates must contact the Department Chair in the Spring semester to discuss their eligibility.
Applicants submit a portfolio of what they feel is their best research paper in Economics, re-done in clean copy. Include a cover essay of four to ten pages which explains the applicants intellectual development as an economist, and describe how the paper promoted their understanding of economics. This is a blind submissions to the Economics Department, 239 Old Mill, so students should identify themselves and their work on a separate sheet of paper. Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their selection of research paper with their advisor. The submission deadline is sometime in February (the Department will specify this).
A committee of Economics Department faculty members selects students for departmental honors. The diplomas of students who achieve departmental honors will note that fact.
The College Honors Program, designed for the superior student with unusual initiative and intellectual curiosity, provides an opportunity to pursue two-semesters (six credit) of independent research under the direction of a faculty sponsor.
A student in the College of Arts & Sciences may apply for College Honors if they have:
- (a.) a GPA of 3.40 or higher
- (b.) a GPA between 3.20 to 3.39 with a minimum of three semesters on the Dean's List (as long as they entered UVM prior to the fall semester of 2007). Students who enter UVM in the fall semester of 2007 or after with GPA's in this range will no longer be eligible to submit thesis.
The program must have been approved by the sponsoring department and the committee on Honors and Individual Studies one week after the first day of classes of the candidate's senior year (please see The College Honors Program website for deadline dates). Students must present a satisfactory written report and pass an oral examination upon completion of the honors project. Students who wish to consider undertaking a College Honors project during the junior year should contact the office of the Dean for information concerning the circumstances in which such an exceptional arrangement is possible.
UVM's Honors College brings together outstanding students in a residential learning community.
Department Awards and Scholarships
The following awards and scholarships are given by the department to Economics majors. Financial need may be considered in some of the following awards. Recipients are selected by the department and students do not generally need to apply to be considered. However, there is an exception to this practice. Students interested in the Milton J. Nadworny or the Amato/Nadworny Award must apply to the department, as indicated below.
John H. Converse Award
For a senior outstanding in academic achievement. Named in honor of John H. Converse, through whose efforts economics began to be taught at UVM in 1899.
Freeman Saltus Award
For a senior outstanding in academic achievement.
Anthony S. Campagna Award
For a senior majoring in Economics who plans to go on to graduate studies in Economics or a related field (does not include Business). Based on academic achievement. Established by Susan Hudson-Wilson, class of 1976, in recognition of Professor Campagna's long career and accomplishments at UVM.
Milton J. Nadworny Award
For a junior economics major. Based on academic merit, independence of mind, determination, intellectual curiosity and commitment to human welfare.
Candidates need to apply to the department to be considered. Applications are available and must be returned to the department in February (check with the department for exact date). Established in memory of Milton J. Nadworny, Professor of Economics from 1952-1986, by his former students, colleagues and friends.
For a junior economics major. Candidates should have demonstrated leadership both inside and outside of the classroom. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of academic merit and achievement outside of the classroom.
Candidates need to apply to the department to be considered. Applications are available and must be returned to the department in February (check with the department for exact date). Established by Frank C. and Regina Amato in memory of Milton J. Nadwory, Professor of Economics from 1952-1986. Mr. Amato is UVM class of 1963.
William H. Lamson Scholarship
For an outstanding junior. This award is shared with the School of Business. The Economics department awards it in even-numbered years.
Philipp H. Lohman Memorial Scholarship
For an outstanding junior or senior economics major. This fund was created by the friends and former students of Professor Philipp H. Lohman who served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Commerce and Economics at UVM from 1945-1963.
Mark J. Zwynenburg Memorial Scholarship
For an outstanding junior economics major, with a second major in political science or history, whose "qualities and interests exemplify the thoughtful, inquisitive and industrious spirit" of Mark Zwynenburg, class of 1981. Established in his memory by John and Barbara Zwynenburg.
S. William Gerston Scholarship
For an outstanding junior or senior economics major. This scholarship is shared with the School of Business.
Omicron Delta Epsilon
An International Honors Society for Economics
Membership to the honors society requires majors and minors to have completed 18 credit hours in Economics and to have an Economics GPA of 3.33 or higher. The Economics Department chair invites applicants in the spring of each year.
Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication of its official journal, The American Economist, and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions. Currently, Omicron Delta Epsilon has 578 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, and France. With such a broad, international base, chapter activities vary widely, ranging from invited speakers, group discussions, dinners, meetings, etc., to special projects such as review sessions and tutoring for students in economics. Omicron Delta Epsilon plays a prominent role in the annual Honors Day celebration at many colleges and universities.
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