Ellis R. Ott Scholarship

The Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality is offering $7,500 scholarships to support students enrolled in or accepted into a master’s degree or higher program with a concentration in applied statistics and/or quality management. This includes the theory and application of statistical inference, statistical decision making, experimental design, analysis and interpretation of data, statistical process control, quality control, quality assurance, quality improvement, quality management, and related fields.

Qualified applicants must have graduated in good academic standing in any field of undergraduate study. Scholarship awards are based on demonstrated ability, academic achievement, industrial and teaching experience, involvement in student or professional organizations, faculty recommendations, and career objectives.

During the last 19 years, scholarships totaling more than $280,000 have been awarded to 52 students. Last year’s scholarship winners are Andrew Walter of the University of Kansas in the MS category and Matthew Keefe of Virginia Tech in the PhD category.

Application instructions and forms can be downloaded from the statistics division website. Forms for the 2017–2018 academic year will be accepted until April 1. For more information, contact Lynne B. Hare.