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Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program

The application for PURCE's 2024-2025 Undergraduate Research Assistantship (UGRA) program closed June 30.

All applicants will be notified via email of their invitation to participate as an UGRA or be placed on the UGRA waitlist starting on July 31.

Questions about this program can be emailed to


Economic Scholars Program

Undergraduate students from across Purdue University are introduced to classical economic literature; best practices for small workshop-style discussions; and how economic theories of the past inform the present through our unique course called the Economic Scholars Program.

The Econ Scholars Program is made possible by generous funding from a PURCE donor.

Students who have completed a principles of economics course are invited to apply for the Econ Scholars Program, with a preference for students who are not economics majors. The selected students complete a one credit hour independent study course in which they complete readings and have a weekly discussion. They are each awarded a $500 scholarship.

The Economic Scholars Program is much more than a class. Read what students say about the fall 2022 program, which focused on law and crime in society, and read what made the fall 2020 class special. 

Economics Honors Courses

PURCE provides overload teaching payments to fund the teaching of honors courses in economics with a focus on attracting students from other majors. These courses use innovative teaching methods.

Purdue Center for Economic Education

PURCE is proud to work closely with the Purdue Center for Economic Education (PCEE).

Since 1966, PCEE has been a national leader in promoting economic literacy. Housed in the Department of Economics, this center shares with PURCE a passion for economics, but one largely focused on K-12 economic education.

The center hosts teacher outreach events on topics ranging from teaching economics using children's literature, creating a classroom mini-economy, and more.

Learn more about this special center.