Each spring, we recognize several undergraduate Economics students for excellence in academics and services. View our spring 2023 award winners here.
Recognition of Outstanding Academic Achievement Heading link
The Undergraduate Winifred Geldard Memorial Award is given in honor of the late professor, Winifred Geldard, who taught for many years in the Economics Department. This award is given to an outstanding junior or senior in the Undergraduate Economics Program.
The Gilbert Bassett, Barry Chiswick, Richard Kosobud, and Houston Stokes Award was endowed by Evelina Tainer to honor four faculty members who were especially influential to her throughout her studies at UIC. Evelina Tainer obtained her bachelor’s degree, as well as her MA and PhD in Economics at UIC. This award is given to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in the economics program.
The Sylvia L. Saffrin Memorial Award is given in memory of Sylvia L. Saffrin, who during her lifetime devoted time, energy, and monetary resources to help those in need. This award is given to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in the economics program.
The James Doti Award was endowed by a graduate of our department, and is given to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in the economics program.
The Mitch Krask Award was endowed by a graduate of our department, and is given to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in the economics program.
The Pitis Díaz Memorial Award was endowed by a graduate of our department in honor of the memory of her grandmother. It is given to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in the economics program.
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If you are a junior or a senior majoring in economics, with an overall GPA (transfer + UIC) of 3.7 or higher, we encourage you to apply for an academic award. In evaluating the applications, the committee pays special attention to academic achievements and the rigor of the courses taken. The level of involvement in meaningful extracurricular activities is also considered.
There is a common application form for the various academic awards; the committee will decide which award is given to each successful applicant. Please note that each year the deadline is Sunday, March 26, 2023.
Application Form for Academic Award
Recognition of Outstanding Service Heading link
The Ronald Moses Memorial Award honors the memory of Professor Ronald Moses and his lifetime dedication and commitment to undergraduate economics students at UIC. Professor Moses created the Undergraduate Economics Club in the early 1980s, and worked very closely with students as faculty advisor to the Club over the following two decades. The award carries a cash prize. It is given to a student in good academic standing in recognition of major contributions to the undergraduate Economics program at UIC and its extra-curricular activities, as well as excellence in leadership.
If you feel you qualify for this award, we encourage you to apply. Please note that the deadline is Sunday, March 26, 2023.
Application Form for Service Award
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** Other awards, offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and UIC, are also available for majors in economics.