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Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship

1 February 2016 No Comment

The ASA Quality and Productivity Section announces the 2016 Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship, which supports student participation in the Quality and Productivity Research Conference (QPRC). Winners will receive a $3,500 grant, a $500 stipend toward travel and housing expenses, complimentary registration for the conference, and complimentary registration for the pre-conference tutorial given in conjunction with the conference. In addition, winners will give a presentation on their research at QPRC, which will be held in Tempe, Arizona, from June 14–16.

The scholarship is funded by the Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship Fund and the Quality and Productivity Research Conference.

Eligibility

Application is open to students who are pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree full-time in an accredited college or university. The student must have a demonstrated interest in quality applications as evidenced by course work, research topic, or prior work experience. Applicants will receive equal consideration regardless of age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, military status, race, or sexual orientation. Students who have previously received the Natrella Scholarship are not eligible to apply again.

Selection Criteria

The Natrella Scholarship Award Committee will select scholarship recipients based on the following criteria:

  • Teaching and mentoring
  • Engagement and experience in statistical applications
  • Service and leadership in the statistics community

The following secondary criteria also will be considered:

  • Authorship and research
  • Academic performance and scholarship
  • Community service outside of the profession

Important Dates

The deadline for registration is April 1. The application deadline is April 15. Scholarship recipients will be selected by May 1. Scholarships will be awarded at the conference banquet on June 14.

To download the application form, or for more information about the award, visit the ASA Quality and Productivity website. Learn more about about QPRC on the meeting’s website.

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