University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Economics

Honors & Awards

Departmental Honors

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.

College Honors

The College Honors Program, designed for superior students with unusual initiative and intellectual curiosity, provides an opportunity to pursue two-semesters (six credits) of independent research under the direction of a faculty sponsor. Students may pursue a thesis or creative project.

Students may apply for College Honors if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.40 or higher.

Students who wish to pursue College Honors must submit their applications early in the first term of their senior year (please see Important Dates for deadlines). Students who wish to consider undertaking a College Honors project during their junior year should contact the Dean's Office for information concerning the circumstances in which such an exceptional arrangement is possible.

Honors College

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.

Amato/Nadworny Scholarship

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, to have an Economics GPA of 3.33 or higher, and an overall GPA of at least 3.0. 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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