Economics Department Awards
The Economics Department has multiple certificates and awards. Three are based on academic achievement (grades), the others are not. You only need to apply for the Richard Friedman Memorial Scholarship.
Students are eligible for these certificates in the semester they graduate once they have completed five upper division economics courses at CSUN. All economics course grades (upper and lower division) earned at CSUN are used to calculate the CSUN economics grade point average. The spring awards, given in May, are made based on grades in March, so Spring semester grades are not included. Students do not need to apply to be included in the Spring semester awards event. If you are graduating in Spring or Summer 2014 and become eligible for this award based on grades from the current spring semester, please fill out an application after your grades from the spring semester and/or summer session post and take it to the Economics Department Office or mail it to Amy Louff, Department of Economics, CSUN, Northridge, CA 91330-8374.
Outstanding Economics Student—goes to the student who has the best academic record. Economics Department faculty selects an Outstanding student from the Certificate of Excellence recipients. This award is a surprise; we’ll announce it at our annual awards event.
The Richard Friedman Memorial Scholarship Award- not academic, but for students who have overcome significant adversity (personal, health, financial, family, political). To apply, the only requirement is that you have completed five upper division economics classes (current semester classes do not count). The award is given out at the Economics Department’s annual Awards Event. WE NEED YOU TO APPLY FOR THIS by Wednesday, April 30, 2014!
When Professor Richard Friedman died in 1997, the Department of Economics established a memorial award in his name. Rick was always the friend of students in need. For this reason, we thought he would be most honored by an award to a student who had overcome significant adversity. The Department gives an award of $300 in the spring semester of each year to the economics major who has overcome significant odds in getting his or her education- the Richard Friedman Memorial Award.