Through the generous contributions of supporters, foundations and alumni the Department of Economics offers two scholarships: Spartonomics and Austrian Economics Scholarships to economics students. In addition, find information for more funding opportunities offered through the College of Social Sciences on our scholarships page.


The Department’s Internship Program provides credit for work in an economics-related field.

Departmental Honors

Students who meet the requirements for Economics Department Honors are recognized by the University with an indication of “Honors” on both the student’s transcript and diploma.


The Department has three perpetual award plaques to recognize outstanding students and alumni. Faculty members nominate and select the award recipients: James F. Willis Award for Excellence in Economics, Rodolfo Gonzalez Award for Outstanding Alumni, and the David S. Saurman Most Valuable Player in the Department. Find out more about our Honors and Awards.

Student Travel

The Economics Department is dedicated to providing support to students seeking to expand their academic experience by attending professional and academic conferences in related fields. Find out how to secure funding for your for your travel.


Help the SJSU Department of Economics provide high quality, student-focused economic education. Your generous support helps us attract top faculty, provide challenging and dynamic instruction, and offer wide-ranging economics programming for our students with an emphasis on market process.