Support for Work Toward a Career in Government Statistics

Established in 2001, the Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship is intended to encourage young statisticians to consider a career in government service. The award provides funding of $1,000 to be used in ways that will advance the recipient’s exposure to or experience with the application of statistics to problems relevant to any level of government.

Past winners have used their awards to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings or other professional conferences and to take short courses or college classes on topics related to data analysis, measurement, or data quality.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of education. Applicants are asked to submit a proposal for the activity to be funded and to complete an application form and provide two letters of recommendation. Visit the ASA website for details.

Materials must be submitted by April 1.

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