Awards and Scholarships

Managerial Economics Awards

Outstanding Seniors 2021 v2

The Outstanding Senior Award

The Outstanding Senior Award recognizes an exceptional undergraduate senior in the major who has achieved academic excellence.  Also, this student is nominated by faculty and embodies excellent academic achievement, outstanding leadership activities, and upholds the Principles of Community at UC Davis.


WAEA Outstanding Senior Award 2020

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 who have obtained a major GPA of 3.900 or higher (effective fall 2017). 

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.