The UT Honors Program and Economics Department hosted a luncheon last month to celebrate the naming of six Edward Shapiro Honors Fellows in Economics for the 2008-09 academic year.
The recipients are Anthony Bradfield, Noah Gillespie, Nicholas Jones, Constantine Konstandas, Anthony Russo and Jason Saunders.
The Edward Shapiro Honors Scholarship in Economics is a $5,000 renewable award offered by The University of Toledo Honors Program and the Department of Economics.
Current honors students (or high school students who have been accepted into UT’s Honors Program) who plan to major in economics can compete for this scholarship. Upon being selected, students become Shapiro Honors Fellows in Economics.
Selected students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.6, conduct undergraduate research in the field of economics under the guidance of a faculty mentor from the UT Department of Economics, and complete their honors thesis in an area of economics. The expectation is that they will share their excitement and interest in the study of economics.
“One of the goals of the scholarships is to raise the awareness of the discipline among our most talented direct-from-high-school students who arrive at the University not thinking of this major because there are so few high school courses in economics,” said Dr. Tom Barden, director of the UT Honors Program and professor of English.
The scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Edward Shapiro, UT alumnus and economics professor for 22 years in the College of Arts and Sciences, who donated more than $4 million to the college during his lifetime.