Outstanding Student in Economics

The top award given to a graduating senior. The award and honor is accompanied by a $150 check.

2017 award recipient, James Lee

Richard Friedman Memorial Scholarship

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 (personal, health, financial, family, political). The Department of Economics gives a cash award of $150 in the fall and spring semester to the economics major who has overcome significant odds in getting his or her education--the Richard Friedman Memorial Award. Rick was a great professor and friend to us all.

The only requirement is that you have completed five upper division economics courses (current semester courses do not count). Please note that the scholarship committee will review all of the applications and choose one lucky student. Nonetheless, your application information will remain confidential. To apply, please fill out the Richard Friedman Memorial Scholarship Award application (.pdf) or submit your application online by Thursday, March 1st, 2018. The award is given out at the Economics Department Annual Awards Event.

To make a donation to the Friedman Award Fund, contact or send a check to:

Dr. Anton Lowenberg, Chair
Department of Economics
California State University
Northridge, CA 91330-8374
(818) 677-2462

updated: December 20, 2017

Scholarship for Graduate Exam Preparation Programs (LSAT, GRE, GMAT, etc.) and Out-of-State Summer Internships

The Department of Economics has funds for scholarships (up to $400) for students who are taking Graduate Exam Preparation Programs or who are traveling out of state for Summer Internships related to the study of economics. Please fill out the Travel or Grad Prep Exam Award Application (.pdf) and submit it to the Department Chair, Dr. Anton Lowenberg in BB 3125. There is no deadline on this; scholarships are awarded as they are applied for. If you receive financial aid on this campus, this scholarship would reduce the amount of aid you receive by an equal amount.  On the CSUN campus, the Tseng College offers graduate exam preparation courses. Here is a link to more information:

updated: October 9, 2017

Outside Scholarships


updated: July 19, 2017