Awards

The James Harvey Dodd Award
The James Harvey Dodd Award is an approximately $1,000.00 scholarship given to a rising senior economics major who shows academic promise, is interested in graduate study in economics, and is eligible for financial aid.(Prior to 1992, the recipient was a graduating senior economics major planning on attending graduate school in economics.)

Previous Recipients
1985 – Rachid Belghazi
1986 – Lisa K. Sherwood
1989 – Donna E. Cinal
1991 – John Keil
1992 – Diane Young
1993 – Pionne Young
1996 – Maura Kurtz
1997 – Matthew Parrett
1998 – Mitzi Morales
1999 – Michael Franco and Henry Odom
2000 – Emy Sok
2001 – Matthew Hughart
2002 – Tim Gottgetreu and Andre’ Roman
2003 – Gabriela Castenada
2004 – Derek Simpkins and Stacey Standish
2006 – Issac Knowles
2007 – Stephanie Rzepka
2008 – Shannon Durkin
2009 – Michael Downey
2012 – Nicole Cochran
2013 – Jessica Melvin
2014 – Lauren DiRago-Duncan
2015 – Kelly Hendricks
2016 – Victoria Sheil
2017 – Jessica Marshall

The Henry W. Hewetson Economics Award
The Hewetson Award is given annually to a graduating economics major to honor academic achievement and service to the department.

Previous Recipients
1981 – Susan Whitman
1982 – Margaret Marie Smith
1983 – Ann Marie Smith
1984 – Jacqueline Doreen Manger
1985 – Susan Gray Barrett
1986 – Russell S. Sayre
1987 – Jennifer K. Lee
1988 – Teresa F. Hannah
1989 – Carolyn Sheehan
1990 – Deborah A. Santiago
1991 – Mildred Edwards
1992 – Catherine Bernardo
1993 – Diane Young
1994 – Tricia Waldrop
1995 – Heather Mullins
1996 – Brandi Flanagan
1997 – Janon (Jay) Gray
1998 – Shannon Slawter
1999 – Angela Lengyel
2000 – Melissa Fallen
2001 – Kelly Bowling
2002 – Stacey Bittner
2003 – Rachel Ungerer
2004 – Faith Goodacre
2005 – Kristen Payne
2006 – Marie Funk
2007 – Catherine Stewart
2008 – Dana Capps
2009 – Stephanie Ann Rzepka
2010 – Sarah Morin
2011 – Ashley Jordan
2012 – Maura Monahan
2013 – Nicole Cochran
2014 – Chelsea LeHew
2015 – Antonio Ramirez
2016 – John Rowley
2017 – Danielle Capra

The Adam Smith Award for Graduate Study in Economics
Little A Smith The award (an approximately $1,000.00 scholarship; the exact amount will depend on the earnings of the endowment) will be given to a graduating senior planning graduate study in economics or a related field (e.g. economic history, agricultural economics, law and economics, etc.).

Previous Recipients
1995 – Julie Heselden
1996 – David Rushford
1997 – Maura Kurtz
1998 – Michael Warren
1999 – Rachel Hopkins
2001 – Emy Sok
2003 – Rachel Ungerer
2004 – Heather Kelley
2005 – Daniel Grantham
2008 – James Fowler
2009 – Christine Linman Exley and Stephanie Ann Rzepka
2010 – Sarah Ball
2011 – Matthew Baker and Jaclyn Evans
2014 – Lavar Edmonds
2015 – Lauren DiRago-Duncan
2016- Margaret Chenault
2017 – Victoria Sheil

Departmental Honors
To receive departmental honors in economics a student must complete the major with a minimum 3.5 GPA in the major and successfully write an Honors Thesis.

Previous Recipients
1988 – Teresa F. Hannah
1990 – Robert Smallenberg
1991 – John Albert Keil
1996 – David Rushford – “The Industrial Policy Debate: The Case of Flat Panel Displays”
1997 – Maura Kurtz – “Estimating the Impact of Antidumping Laws: A Case Study of the Ball Bearings Industry”
1998 – Michael Warren -” Privatization, Factor Productivities, and Economic Growth in Less Developed Countries” (click on link to view thesis)
2001 – Kelly Bowling – “The Distribution of Wealth: An Intergenerational Analysis Using Microsimulation” (click on link to view thesis)
2001 – Tim Robinson – “America’s Oil Supply: A Crisis in the Making?”
2005 – Kristen Payne – “Is Divorce Indebting Our Children?”
2007 – Kelsea Natoli – “Our Declining Personal Savings Rate”
Angela Damiano – “The New National Pastime: Measuring the Impact of Competitive Balance on the Difference Between Football and Baseball Attendance”
2008 – Brandon Shapiro, William Swanson and Julia Behrmann
2009 – Erin Nicole Beddingfield, Margaret Elizabeth Graybeal, Katherine A. MacEwen, Sierra Stoney and Melanie Rose Walter
2010 – Sarah Ball, Michael Downey, Kevin Kitching
2011 – Matthew Baker, Jaclyn Evans
2013 – Nicole Cochran, Laura Dick, Patrick Marek, Christopher Rieve
2014 – Lavar Edmonds, Taylor Knight, Chelsea LeHew, Jessica Melvin, Clare Stechshulte
2016- Sarah Anne Van Giezen

Fred E. Miller Memorial Scholarship
The Fred E. Miller Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a rising junior or senior who is double-majoring in Economics and Business Administration. The award is approximately $500.00.

Previous Recipients
2002 – Elizabeth Jackson
2003 – Chris Bailey
2004 – Ben Maxwell
2006 – Kelsea Natoli
2007 – Heather Morgan
2008 – Margaret Graybeal
2010 – Matthew Baker
2011 – Patrick Marek
2012 – Patrick Marek
2013 – Maryam Yousufzai
2014 – Maryam Yousufzai
2016- Todd Desgrosseilliers
2017 – Brittany McBride

 

Richard George Allgaier Scholarship
The Richard George Allgaier Scholarship is awarded to a student with an interest in and potential for a business related career, especially accounting or economicsĀ  if they have demonstrated financial need, are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and reside onĀ the UMW Fredericksburg campus as undergraduates.

Previous Recipients
2016 – Leigh Beamer
2017 – Allison Jakubek