Ellis R. Ott Scholarship Winners Announced

The Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) awarded the following Ellis R. Ott Scholarships for Applied Statistics and Quality Management for the 2018–2019 academic year:

  • Victoria Kennerley, University of Florida (MS category)
  • Jill Lundell, Utah State University (PhD category)

ASQ provides $7,500 scholarships to support students who are enrolled in, or accepted into enrollment in, 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. The emphasis is on applications, and studies must take place at US or Canadian institutions; online programs are excluded.

During the last 21 years, scholarships totaling more than $315,000 have been awarded to 56 students.

Forms for the 2019–2020 academic year will be accepted until April 1 and can be dowloaded on the ASQ Statistics Division website.

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.

For more information, email Lynne B. Hare or write to her at 55 Buckskin Path, Plymouth, MA 02360.