Economics Scholarships/Awards available for 2021-2022

We are excited to announce this year’s departmental award and scholarship! Applications for the following opportunities will be accepted until December 10, 2021. Please take a look!

The Joseph W. and Kenneth P. Kogut Brothers of New York Mills Development Award

This award was established in 2007 by Frederick J. Kogut, BA'60 & EDM'65 and his daughter, Nina F. Kogut-Akkum, in memory of Frederick's late brothers, Joseph W. Kogut, BA'66 and Kenneth P. Kogut, BA'64, both economics graduates.

Qualifications: Must be an undergraduate or graduate economics student engaged in activities beyond the required curriculum, related to the economic development of Africa and/or upstate New York, or any other activity related to the Peace Corps. As all three Kogut brothers played football, preference may be given to students who participate in collegiate athletics. Funds will not be applied to tuition, room or board. Requires one Faculty reference and one Faculty, Professional, or Academic reference.

Matthew Scarpati Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2010 by Mr. James and Mrs. Lynn Scarpati in memory of their son, Matthew Scarpati.

Qualifications: Must be an economics major who has completed the freshman year. Preference to those with a minimum 3.0 GPA, U.S citizens, and male students. Requires a reference letter from a fellow student.

To be eligible, students must be actively enrolled in courses for spring 2022. All applications will be reviewed beginning December 13th. Recipients will be announced early in the spring 2022 semester.

Enrich your college experience – consider applying for these opportunities!

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The Department of Economics is grateful to all of our contributors: 

• The Kogut Brothers of New York Mills Economic Development Award, est. 2007 – Frederick J. Kogut and Nina F. Kogut-Akkum, Donor Info
• The Matthew Scarpati Endowed Scholarship, est. 2010 – James and Lynn Scarpati, Donor Info
• The William A. Strauss Economics Scholarship Award, est. 2012 – William A. Strauss, Donor Info