Department of Economics

Scholarships and Research

The IPFW financial aid office helps students gain access to grants, scholarships, loans and part-time university employment. In addition, some scholarships are designated for business students, based on a combination of academic merit and financial need.

The Doermer School of Business (DSB) offers several scholarships for students enrolled in the DSB baccalaureate degree program. These include:

John P. Manzer Memorial Scholarship

  • Economics major
  • Undergraduate in financial need

Stonebarger Scholarship

  • Full-time Business major
  • junior or senior class standing

Merit Scholarship

  • Full-time Economics, Finance, Management or Marketing major
  • 3.0 overall GPA

Business Education Fund Scholarship

  • Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing student enrolled in minimum of 6 hours
  • resident of Allen, Adams, Dekalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, or Whitley counties.

For more information, please contact the IPFW Financial Aid Office, Kettler Hall 109 at 260-481-6820 and the Doermer School of Business Student Center, Neff Hall 366 at 260-481-6472.

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Independent Studies

In junior and senior years, and as a Master’s student, those with interest may be offered the opportunity to work on research topics with selected professors. This allows the student to actively participate in ongoing research projects or to develop a unique stream, guided by an expert in the field.

IU Undergraduate Research Symposium

Each Fall, Indiana University offers undergraduate students the opportunity to present research they have performed in a large forum on the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

IPFW Undergraduate Research Symposium

Each Spring, IPFW sponsors a symposium to showcase research work by undergraduate students working with various IPFW professors.