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Saint Vincent College announces new scholarship, graduate study opportunities for economics students

Saint Vincent College announces new scholarship, graduate study opportunities for economics students

by Public Relations | December 06, 2023

LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent College is pleased to announce two new opportunities for students studying economics in the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government, a partnership with West Virginia University and a new scholarship for first-year students.

The partnership with West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics allows any Saint Vincent economics undergraduate student with a 3.0 or higher to receive automatic admission into WVU’s Master of Science in economics program. Spearheaded by Dr. Andrew Herr, chair of the Economics Department and professor of economics in the McKenna School, and Dr. Michael Urick, dean of the McKenna School and professor of management and operational excellence, the program will help Saint Vincent graduates expand their professional options.

“We are excited to partner with WVU on this new initiative, which highlights the strength of our economics students and faculty,” said Dr. Urick. “Several of our alumni have entered WVU’s economics graduate programs, and all of them have excelled. This partnership is just one of many opportunities that our alumni have upon graduating with a Saint Vincent College economics degree.”

The new McKenna Economics Scholarship for incoming first-year economics students is available for any incoming student identifying economics as their major or minor. The scholarship will be awarded based on high school GPA and class rank, as well as the student’s background and interest in economics. The College expects its first awardees to be notified of their scholarship award early in the spring 2024 semester.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer scholarship money to talented incoming students who are interested in studying economics,” Dr. Herr explained. “We had a similar scholarship in the past and were able to attract many outstanding to Saint Vincent College. We are confident that this new economics scholarship will produce similar results.”

For Information on the new McKenna Economics Scholarship, contact Dr. Herr by phone at 724-805-2130 or email at