Statistics Scholarships and Grants

"While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will be up to, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to. Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant." So says the statistician. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

Statistically the chances of receiving a scholarship are significantly increased if you prepare early and cast your net wide. Applying for a statistics scholarship is similar to applying for any academic scholarship and the procedures are the same. Write a great cover letter. If an essay is required make it personal and compelling. Get together all the references you can from coaches, teachers and anyone else who will attest to your number crunching academic skills.

If a scholarship doesn’t come through you may need to look at a loan so now is a good time to compile all the information you may need for both scenarios. Put it all into a single folder so that when an opportunity presents itself you are ready to go. Here are some great places to begin your search, specifically for students of statistics.

American Statistical Association Edward C. Bryant

awards@amstat.org or www.amstat.org/education/ecbryantscholarship.cfm

This is an award for outstanding graduate student in survey statistics. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation for a one-time award of $1500.

Gertrude Cox Scholarship for Women in Statistics

www.amstat.org/education/coxscholarship.cfm

These one-time awards are to encourage women to enter statistically oriented professions. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada and admitted to graduate statistical program by July 1. Women in or entering the early stages of graduate training in statistics are especially encouraged to apply. Students may apply for awards of $1000 to a maximum of $3000.

American Statistical Association DV Gokhale International Grants/Loans in Statistics Program

www.amstat.org/education/DVGokhaleInternationalGrants.cfm

This unique program provides grants and/or loans to Indian undergraduate and graduate students to study statistics in the United States, to American undergraduate and graduate students to study statistics and related subjects in India, and to faculty to support exchanges in this field between the United States and India.

Drexel University Noyce

http://tel.coas.drexel.edu/duns/

The objectives of the Drexel University Noyce Scholarship Program are to provide mentoring and induction activities and recruit qualified science, engineering, and mathematics students and professionals dedicated to teaching math or science in the School District of Philadelphia to provide strong preparation addressing content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, learner knowledge, and technology integration.

Physical & Engineering Sciences Section ASQ Freund International

www.asq.org/about-asq/awards/freundscholar.html

This scholarship is for graduate study of the theory and application of quality control, quality assurance, quality improvement, and total quality management.

Quality & Productivity Section Mary G. and Joseph Natrella

www.amstat-online.org/sections/qp/Natrella_Scholarship.html

This scholarship supports master’s and PhD students with a demonstrated interest in quality applications. It provides a grant and travel stipend to attend the Quality and Productivity Research Conference, at which the students present their research. The amount of the award includes full tuition fees, health insurance and a stipend for living expenses.

The American Society for Quality Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management

www.asqstatdiv.org/awards.htm

Scholarship recipient must be a student who is planning to enrol or is currently enrolled in a master’s degree or higher level US or Canadian program that has a concentration in applied statistics and/or quality management.

FTC Student

www.asqstatdiv.org/awards.htm#FTC

The Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality offers up to 5 grants per year for students who wish to attend the Fall Technical Conference (FTC). Grants are available for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students of statistics and quality management.

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The DV Gokhale International Grants/Loans in Statistics Program

http://iie.org/ or www.amstat.org/education/DVGokhaleInternationalGrants.cfm

In response to the interest of DV Gokhale, the Institute of International Education (IIE) established the DV Gokhale International Grants/Loans in Statistics Program through donations and a bequest from Gokhale. This unique and much-needed program provides grants to Indian undergraduate and graduate students to study statistics in the United States or to American undergraduate and graduate students to study statistics and related subjects in India.

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences

www.npsc.org/students/info.html

The National Physical Science Consortium is a unique partnership between industry, government agencies and laboratories, and higher education. The NPSC has one primary objective: Increase the number of qualified U.S.-citizen Ph.D.'s in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool of women and historically underrepresented minorities. NPSC accomplishes this objective by assisting corporations and government agencies and laboratories in awarding doctoral fellowships to outstanding U.S. students. NPSC welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution.

Homeland Security DHS

www.orau.gov/dhsed/

The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. This education program is intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Areas of study that are eligible include: physical sciences, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences, life sciences, social sciences, psychology, and engineering.

Statistically there is a very good chance you will gain scholarship funding and be a great success if you follow this scholarship advice!