Dear Andrew Young School Honors Students, Families and Friends,
After two full years unlike any other, we are all thrilled to recognize you for your excellence during our annual Honors Day celebration – the highlight of our academic year. We expect that every one of you will have an impact on our larger world
And we couldn’t be prouder.
Congratulations for your accomplishments and particularly for your perseverance during these exceptional times. We appreciate your ongoing dedication to knowledge and your service to academia, policy and community, despite challenges we could never have imagined when you began your journey with us.
You are our promise, our future. With joy and pride, we anticipate the many benefits your gifts will bring to the communities you serve, now and in your future. We also thank you for your hard work and excellence. You are role models for all students at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Dean Sally Wallace
Award Ceremonies: Honors Day 2021, Honors Day 2022
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Awards
The Carolyn McClain Young Leadership Fellowship Award
Established to provide training opportunities for government officials, junior executives in national finance ministries and young people who may be the leaders of tomorrow in countries with emerging economies, especially in Africa and the Caribbean.
Joma Mones Prebisterio
The Jean Childs Young Fellowship
Established in honor of Jean Childs Young through the generosity of R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr., chairman emeritus and founder of Aaron Rents, Inc., who attended Georgia State University in 1948 and was inducted into the Robinson College of Business Hall of Fame in 2005. This endowment, which honors the life and legacy of Jean Childs Young, provides fellowships for graduate students in the AndrewYoung School and supports the Jean Childs Young lecture series.
Ahmad Ahnaf Amin
The Andrew Young Fellowship
Established in honor of Ambassador Andrew Young through the generosity of many supporters, this three-year fellowship is awarded annually to outstanding students pursuing Ph.D.s in economics, public policy or criminal justice.
Salma Mohammad Ali
The Dean's Fellowship
Established through the generosity of The Coca-Cola Foundation in honor of Ambassador Andrew Young, the three-year Dean’s Fellowship is awarded annually to outstanding students pursuing doctoral degrees in the Andrew Young School.
June Mi Kang
Eun Joo Kwon
AYS Undergraduate Scholarship
Established to provide financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate leaders and scholars in the Andrew Young School, this scholarship is awarded for academic merit, leadership and need.
Established by Georgia State University to support doctoral students engaged in the research of faculty recruited to join the Andrew Young School under the Second Century Initiative (2CI).This program is building internationally recognized scholarly strength and critical mass around common research themes to enhance the university’s overall quality, interdisciplinary richness and competitiveness.The fellowship is awarded for up to four years to outstanding students pursuing a Ph.D. in economics, public policy or criminal justice.
Amis Stephan Endowment for Undergraduate Retention
Established by Drs. William Amis and Paula Stephan, the Amis Stephan Endowment provides financial assistance to undergraduate students at Georgia State University. This university-wide scholarship is awarded for students with financial need in good standing. Half of the scholarship recipients are Andrew Young School students.
Summer Accelerator Scholarship
The Summer Accelerator Scholarship provides financial assistance to seniors who take one or two summer courses to complete their Andrew Young School undergraduate degree.
Established through the generosity of Sam and Angie Allen, this award provides financial assistance to outstanding undergraduates in the Andrew Young School. This scholarship is awarded for academic merit, commitment to community service, and financial need.
Lina Pinto Agudelo
Byars Family Undergraduate Scholarship
Established by alumna Linda Byars (B.B.A. ’68, M.A. ’73), this award provides financial assistance to first generation college students in good academic standing with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology Awards
The James L. Maddex Jr. Scholarship
Established in honor of James L. Maddex, Jr., professor emeritus of criminal justice, this merit-based scholarship is awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate criminal justice majors.
The Chris Perrin Memorial Scholarship
Shared by the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology and the School of Social Work, this merit-based scholarship is presented annually to a rising junior or senior majoring in each area. It was established by the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges in memory of Chris Perrin, executive director of the council and an alumnus of Georgia State University.
The Phil Peters Scholarship
Presented in memory of E.P. “Phil” Peters, director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (1980-1985), this merit-based scholarship is given annually to a junior majoring in criminal justice.
The Larry E. Quinn Memorial Scholarship
Provides scholarships to employees of law enforcement agencies in the metropolitan Atlanta area who are part-time or full-time students in the criminal justice program of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
The Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award
Presented to the student who has maintained the highest grade point average in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program during their junior or senior year.
The Graduate Academic Achievement Award
The AYSPS Excellence in Teaching Criminal Justice Award
The Andrew Young School values excellence in teaching along with excellence in research.This award recognizes the student who, in the judgment of the faculty, has performed exceptionally well in teaching.
The Bobby Joe Chancey Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Provides scholarships to full-time criminal justice students planning a career in law enforcement who are entering their sophomore or junior year, considered “at-risk” and have financial need. Recipients may continue to receive the scholarship each year until graduation as long as they remain in good academic standing.
The AYSPS Criminal Justice & Criminology Student Leadership Award
The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology recognizes students who exhibit exemplary leadership and service.
The AYSPS Excellence in Criminal Justice & Criminology Doctoral Research Award
The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology recognizes outstanding research produced by doctoral students.
Judge Andrew A. Mickle Scholarship in Criminal Justice
This merit-based scholarship recognizes an exceptional undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in criminal justice.
Department of Economics Awards
The Jack Blicksilver Scholarship
Established in memory of Jack Blicksilver, professor of economics, this scholarship is awarded annually to a student who excels in economics.
John Gomez Mahecha
The E.D. “Jack” Dunn Fellowship
Established to honor Georgia Banking Commissioner E.D. “Jack” Dunn, a Georgia State alumnus, this fellowship is awarded annually to a deserving graduate student in the Andrew Young School with academic and research interests in public finance, financial regulatory policy impact on national, regional and local economics or public management.
Sherajum Monira Farin
The Carol Keels Endowed Scholarship
Established in honor of Carole Y. Keels, a Georgia State University alumna, this scholarship recognizes a student with significant career experience who is pursuing a degree in economics. At the age of 38, Keels returned to college to complete both a master’s and Ph.D. in economics.
The George Malanos Scholarship
Given in memory of George Malanos, professor of economics and the first chair of the department, to Ph.D. students selected by the faculty as best exemplifying a commitment to the exchange of ideas and creation of a community of scholars.
The Economics Award
Presented by the faculty to the undergraduate who achieves the highest grade point average in economics courses above the 2000 level and demonstrates a commitment to the study of economics.
The Excellence in Microeconomics Award
Awarded to the best economics major in intermediate microeconomics during the previous year.The student earning this award has shown a deep interest in the subject, demonstrated a thorough understanding of the material and its applications, and has attained a high level of academic achievement.
Nadia Michelle Caballero
The Research Excellence in Economics Award
The Research Excellence in Economics Program (Re2P) provides academically superior students the means to further their skills in empirical research beyond the classroom to better prepare for graduate school and real-world applications in economics. Participants have opportunities to present their research at national professional conferences and research competitions and for publish- ing consideration.
Jonatas Teixeira Prates
The IEML Award
Given annually in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in the International Economics and Modern Languages (IEML) program.
The Quantitative Economics Award
Established by economist Harold Ball, a Ph.D. alumnus, this award is given annually to recognize distinguished performance in quantitative economics.
The AYS Excellence in Teaching Economics Award
The Andrew Young School values excellence in teaching as it does excellence in research.This award recognizes a student who, in the judgment of the faculty, has performed exceptionally well in the classroom.
Department of Public Management & Policy Awards
The Governor Joe Frank Harris Award
Given in honor of Georgia Gov. Joe Frank Harris, whose administration was noted for improvements in education and who served as a Distinguished Executive Fellow in the Andrew Young School, to one or more Georgia resident students based on academic merit.
The Dan Sweat Scholarship
Established in memory of Georgia State alumnus Dan E. Sweat, the storied Atlanta civic leader, this scholarship is awarded to one or more full or part-time graduate students pursing a master’s degree in public administration with a 3.5 GPA and financial need with career interests in public service.
The Excellence in Scholarship Award
This award recognizes high academic standing and professional promise.
MPP: Ana Petrova
MPA/MPA-JD: Jessyca M. Holland
The Public Management & Policy Student Leadership Award
Lina Pinto Agudelo
The Best Research Paper Award
Presented annually to a graduate student in the public management and policy program, as selected by a faculty committee. Student papers nominated by faculty examine topics such as privatization, human resource issues in the public and private sector, and public finance and financial management.
The Outstanding Intern Award
This award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who, in the judgment of the faculty, have performed exceptionally well as interns.
The Amanda G. Hyatt Fellowship
Established to honor the late Amanda Hyatt and her legacy of commitment to public service and education, this award recognizes a graduate student in policy studies who has demonstrated leadership and a proven commitment to compassionate public service.
The Outstanding Doctoral Student in Public Policy Award
Awarded by the faculty to Ph.D. in Public Policy candidates who best exemplify academic excellence and an ongoing commitment to scholarship in the field of public policy.
Luisa Nazareno Aguiar
The AYSPS Excellence in Teaching Policy Award
The Andrew Young School values excellence in teaching along with excellence in research.This award recognizes a student who, in the judgment of the faculty, has performed exceptionally well in teaching.
The Michael Mescon Public Service Leadership Scholarship
Dan E. Sweat Dissertation Fellowship
Public Management & Policy CPUA Scholarship
UPS Foundation Fellowship
SBEO Legislative Budget Fellowship
Atlanta Legal Aid Society Fellowship
Maria Arguelles Rios
School of Social Work Awards
Field Placement Awards
Recognizes students who have, in the judgment of the faculty, gone above and beyond in their field placement while demonstrating initiative and creativity.
Chris Perrin Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges in memory of Chris Perrin, executive director of the council and an alumnus of Georgia State University, this merit-based scholarship is presented annually to a rising junior or senior majoring in degree programs in the School of Social Work and the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology.
The Social Work CPUA Scholarship
The Social Work Department Award
Urban Studies Institute Awards
Andrew J. Swope Equity and Justice Scholarship
Students listed above are new recipients for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
Multi-year awards are listed during the recipient’s initial award year.