Applications called for Ellis R. Ott Scholarship

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  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 08 February 2013
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The American Society for Quality has announced that their statistics division has a number of scholarships totaling $7,500 to support students who are studying for a MA or higher education program in applied statistics and/or quality management at a North American institution.

The Ellis R. Ott scholarship was named after an honorary member of the ASQ, who was a leading statistician known as 'the father of industrial statistics' due to his pioneering work in the use of graphical methods for applied statistical analysis.

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Studies can involve ‘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, as opposed to theory…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' (ASA, 31st January 2012).

The deadline for applications to be handed in is 1st April 2013. Further information is available here.

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