Department of Economics

Department of Economics: Scholarships

Shapiro Scholarships for Economics Majors

Through the generosity of Professor Edward Shapiro, the Economics Department has scholarships, research fellowships and research awards available for students majoring in economics.
Professor Edward Shapiro grew up in Toledo and received his undergraduate degree in economics from The University of Toledo. He earned a master’s from the Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He then returned to Toledo, where he was a professor of economics from 1967 until his retirement in 1989.

If you are interested in applying for the Shapiro scholarship please complete and return the Shapiro scholarship application form to: Shapiro Scholarship Committee, Department of Economics, Mail Stop #922, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606

Chelsea Bloom, UT undergrad. student presenting her research

Shapiro Scholar

The Shapiro Scholar represents the very best in UT students.  The Shapiro Scholar will have an excellent academic record, good communication skills and will show great promise for an outstanding career in economics. The Shapiro Scholar will receive a $5,000 scholarship, with reapplication necessary each year to continue receiving the scholarship.


  • Full-time student status
  • At least a 3.5 GPA overall and 3.3 GPA in economics for continuing students; at least a 3.5 high school GPA and a 26 ACT composite score (or equivalent) for first-year students
  • Submission of an essay, with the topic to be determined by the Shapiro Endowment Committee.

Last Updated: 1/31/18