The Robert L. and Amelia Louise Rivers Scholarship is a monetary scholarship awarded to up to two undergraduate Economics majors on the basis of merit. This scholarship was established in 2005 by a gift from Amelia Louise Rivers as a memorial for her husband, Robert L. Rivers, who died at the age of 83 in November, 2003. Robert Rivers received an M.S. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois in 1947 and 1957, respectively. He retired as the UPS Professor of Transportation at North Carolina A & T State University.
Please read eligibility for this scholarship before you apply
Eligibility: The student must be a declared Economics major; have completed at least 60 hours of coursework, including at least 18 hours of economics, attained a minimum 3.0/4.0 grade point average in all UIUC economics/statistics courses, and attained a minimum 3.0/4.0 grade point average overall.
Application: Submit the online scholarship application, a résumé/CV, and a brief essay (250-500 words) addressing the question, “What distinguishes you as a student of economics?” Discuss why you find the subject of economics particularly compelling and the steps that you have taken beyond your classes to further your studies.
APPLY HERE: https://go.illinois.edu/RiversScholarship
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