Awards and Scholarships
Recipients of Outstanding Senior Awards
All Outstanding Seniors
Emily Eby Outstanding Senior
Austin Prewitt WAEA
Janelle Ferreira Outstanding Senior
Linda Vo WAEA
Nina Anderson Outstanding Senior
Yvette Harper WAEA
Justine Hwang Outstanding Senior
Emily Costa WAEA
Danielle Rosenberg Outstanding Senior
Adrienne Bradley WAEA
Brianna Frisch Outstanding Senior
Stephanie Sapin WAEA
Loni Coelho Outstanding Senior
Molly Abramson Outstanding Senior
Patrick McCartney Outstanding Senior
Allison Heers Outstanding Senior
Managerial Economics Outstanding Senior Award
Outstanding Seniors in the major are students nominated by faculty and who meet the following criteria:
- excellent academic achievement (major GPA of 3.900 or higher--effective fall 2017)
- outstanding leadership activities
- the embodiment of the Principles of Community at UC Davis
Western Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Senior Award
The department also selects an outstanding senior to receive the Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) award. This association recognizes outstanding seniors who have achieved academic excellence and are expected to make important contributions to western agricultural, resource, and /or environmental economics in their career. Funding for awards is provided by the Daniel B. DeLoach Memorial Scholarship.
Department Citation in Managerial Economics
A departmental award in recognition of outstanding undergraduate academic accomplishment is given to graduating seniors in spring quarter.
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics gives the following awards based on undergraduate accomplishment.
California Homebuilding Foundation
The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is offering a scholarship to undergraduate students in the ARE department. CHF is the scholarship, research and education center for California's homebuilding and construction industries. CHF scholarship will be given to a student interested in a career in the building or construction industries. This award is administered through the scholarship office which requires the student to be in good standing and a minimum GPA of 3.25.
Daniel B. DeLoach Scholarship
An award to students who are of junior or senior standing, majoring in Managerial Economics with some upper division course work completed and an overall GPA of at least 3.25.
Eric Thor Memorial Scholarship
An award conferred by the department to a student of sophomore or junior standing, in recognition of outstanding academic performance. Dr. Thor was an Extension Economist who served at both the UC Berkeley and UC Davis campuses. The scholarship was established in 1982 in his honor.
Lawrence E. Shepard Scholarship for Excellence
Lawrence E. Shepard was a professor in the Agricultural and Resource Economics department at UC Davis from 1975 to 2004. His impactful teaching and research in investments, real estate economics, regulation and anti-trust economics inspired his students to pursue careers in these areas. Established in 2011, this fund was created in his honor by former student and real estate banking executive D. Michael Van Konynenburg.
O'Donnell Family Scholarship in Agricultural and Resource Economics
Alumnus Andy O'Donnell '70 decided to endow a scholarship to help current students in Agricultural and Resource Economics and to honor his UC Davis education. He attributes his career success in part to the excellent educational opportunities and experiences that included regular dinners at the department chair's home. Established in 2013, the O'Donnell's family generosity will help Aggies in perpetuity.
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