Department Scholarships and Awards
- The R. Stanley and Janet O. Laing Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Economics - This scholarship is to be awarded to economics students who have an interest in the applications of high technology, such as the computer, to the advancement of the science of Economics and who have demonstrated financial need. Laing, a Dayton business executive and consultant and emeritus member of Denison's Board of Trustees, and his wife established the endowed scholarship in 1982.
- The Joan Robinson Endowed Scholarship - Named for a pioneer woman economist who was active in the first half of the 20th century, at a time when the economics profession was overwhelmingly dominated by men. This scholarship is to be awarded to the junior or senior woman with financial need who best exemplifies the role of women in furthering the free enterprise system. Individual scholarship, campus activities, and career ambitions shall be considered as criteria for selection.
- The Park National Bank Endowed Scholarship in Economics - This scholarship is to be awarded to an Economics major (or majors) doing high quality work.
- Sperry and Hutchinson Award - Awarded to deserving seniors [upon recommendation by economics faculty] who intend to pursue economics and related Ph.D. programs in graduate school. Monetary awards are made directly to the student(s).
- Leland Gordon Prize in Economics - Economics Senior Honors Projects are sent to an outside reader who recommends first place, second place, third place, etc. for the best honors project. Monetary awards are presented directly to students. Dr. Gordon taught economics at Denison for 32 years, serving as chariman of the department until 1957 and as Senior Professor after 1957. Dr. Gordon officially retired from Denison in 1963 as John E. Harris Professor Emeritus. The Gordon fund was created by Dr. Gordon's students in honor of him. Since Dr. Gordon was interested in research, it was decided that the annual income earned by the fund would be used to benefit economics majors as a result of their honors projects.