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. As the application deadline has passed, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Scholarship.
Winners & Runner-ups since 1992
Total awarded to winners since 1992
Kendrick is a senior Economics and Quantitive Analysis major at Kennesaw State University. She has a 3.73 GPA and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics after she graduates in May. Kendrick has been active in research and has done poster presentations of her research on the time series analysis and forecast of U.S. debt at Kennesaw State's SAS Day and the 2015 SAS Analytics Conference. In addition to her academic work, she has worked as an intern at Henssler Financial and Southern Company.
Anne is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Economics at Emory University. She is working on her dissertation which incorporates family structure and decision-making into macroeconomic models. After graduating, Anne hopes to find a job as a tenure track professor. She has served as the teaching assistant for the Managerial Economics class for the Executive MBA program for the past three years and has won the Economics Department's Teaching Excellence Award. She is also working as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
This year's winner is Jessica Mitchell, pursuing a Bachelor's of Science degree in Economics. As a current junior of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Ms. Mitchell has woven herself into the fabric of university life as a co-captain of the Georgia State University's Pantherette Dance Team and Georgia State University's BCM (Baptist Christian Ministries). As a student in the Georgia State University Honors College, Jessica Mitchell currently holds a 3.62 GPA. Jessica chose the discipline of economics to study to implement financial change within lower class communities and begin programs to increase adolescent graduation rates as well as financial literacy amongst recently incarcerated juveniles.
"The AEC scholarship has personally helped me in more ways than one. Not only did it fund me to go on my last study abroad experience of college to South Africa to study Economic Development, but it also gave me access to wonderful mentors. AEC is more than a club of successful economists, it's a place where I began to really define what an economist is and what I want my area of focus to be in the long run. Not to mention, through this club and because of the scholarship, I not only walked away with a funding to go abroad, but I recieved the best advice from the brightest economists in Metro Atlanta, who I now consider to be wonderful friends. And through our ongoing relationship, other opportunities have opened up for me that I know would never happened had it not been for AEC.”