Joseph K. Heyman Scholarship
Named for the founder of our club and AEC's first president, the Atlanta Economics Club presents the Joseph K. Heyman scholarship to an outstanding student in economics. This scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a metropolitan Atlanta college or university.
2013 – 2014 Recipient
This year's winner is Runjing Lu, a senior double majoring in Economics and Mathematics at Emory University. She has been very active in research while at Emory. She won the 2013 Undergraduate Data Palooza research competition for her analysis of US AIDS data and has presented another paper at the IJAS conference at Harvard. Last summer she also worked as an trading intern in the global market department at HBSC Shanghai Headquarters in China. Runjing has a 4.0 GPA and is a student in Emory's Honor's Program. She plans to pursue her Ph.D. in finance or financial economics after she graduates this spring.
Runner-up for the scholarship is Denzel Caldwell, a senior majoring in Economics and minoring in African American studies at Morehouse College. Denzel has a strong interest in economics research. Last summer Denzel worked as an intern with the University of Michigan's Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research where he had the opportunity to do independent research and develop his data processing skills. In 2013 he began working on a research project with one of his professors at Morehouse. Denzel has a 3.46 GPA and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics after he graduates this spring.
2012 – 2013 Recipient
Last year's winner was Nga (Lucy) Than from Agnes Scott College. Lucy is a senior double majoring in Economics and Math with a 3.9 GPA. She was chosen to participate in a summer internship through the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Vietnam this summer where she worked on research projects in macroeconomics and development economics. After she graduates this spring, Lucy plans to pursue her Ph.D. in economics.
Maria Camila Morales from Georgia State University was named as runner-up for the scholarship. Maria Camilla is a senior Economics major with a 3.98 GPA. Maria Camilla has been actively involved in research at the undergraduate level and was selected to participate in the Summer Research Intern Program at GSU this summer. After she graduates, Maria Camilla plans to pursue her Ph.D. in Economics and aspires to work as a researcher for the Inter-American Development Bank.