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2014 Economics Scholarships Announced

Five undergraduates receive Kleinsorge, Grace Miller scholarships.

Five undergraduate students studying economics have been selected to receive scholarships from the Department of Economics in 2014.

Kleinsorge Scholarship Recipients

This year’s recipients are Brady Cooley, Joseph Kim, Sergio Campos Ramirez, and Pedro Rivera.

brady_cooley_web_100x100Brady Cooley was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA, and attended a local community college before joining the Navy. After five years in military service, Cooley moved to Oregon to pursue a degree at the University of Oregon. He’s completing his senior year, and expects to graduate in spring of 2015. He hopes to go on to graduate school with the goal of teaching economics at the university level. Cooley was also the recipient of this year’s Grace Miller Scholarship.

Joseph Kim_web_100x100Joseph Kim is a junior at the UO. Originally planning to be a history major, Kim changed to Economics after his first term after taking an “Introducktion” course on the topic. He hopes to get a position in the private sector after graduation, possibly as an analyst.


Sergio Campos Ramirez_web_100x100Sergio Campos Ramirez is currently a senior at the UO. Born in Michoacán, Mexico, his family immigrated to the U.S. in 2002 to seek new opportunities. He graduated with honors from McKay High School. He enjoys reading and tennis, and lists Health Economics taught by Ben Hansen as his favorite course in the Department of Economics.


Pedro Rivera_webheadshot100x100Pedro Rivera is originally from Inglewood, CA, and moved to southern Oregon as a young child. He is a graduate of Phoenix High School. He is currently a junior studying economics and math. He hopes to attend graduate school and receive a PhD in economics, and would like to study behavioral economics and minorities in the United States.


About the Alanson H Kleinsorge and Grace Miller Scholarships

The Alanson H. Kleinsorge Economics Scholarship recognizes economics students who have faced academic challenges earlier in their college careers. The scholarship award is $1,500 toward a student’s college expenses. The Grace Miller Scholarship is a $2,500 award endowed by Grace Miller, a former UO Master’s student who went on to teach economics at South Eugene High School. The award goes to a UO economics student who is an Oregon resident and has an interest in pursuing a career in teaching.

Students are invited to apply for either scholarship at any time. Visit the Scholarships & Honors page for more information and a link to the application.