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Scholarships in Statistics

Bob Glahn Scholarship in Statistical Meteorology - Named for the long-time NOAA Director, the Bob Glahn Scholarship in Statistical Meteorology grants $2,500 annually from the National Weather Association to statistics majors who are interested in applying probability theory to study atmospheric conditions. Qualified juniors and seniors must have completed at least 60 college credits, attend an accredited U.S. university, show unmet financial need, carry a minimum 2.75 GPA, and submit one recommendation from a meteorology professor.

Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship - Another of the American Statistical Association’s graduate statistics scholarships is the Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship, which is presented by the Committee on Women in Statistics for $1,000 each year. Qualified female majors must be legal citizens of the U.S. or Canada who are enrolling full-time in MS or PhD programs for statistics, including biostatistics. Applications must include a one-page essay detailing their cooperative, internship, and research experience interpreting mathematical data.

IASA Walt Mason Scholarship - Sponsored by the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association annually, the Walt Mason Scholarship bestows $2,500 upon undergraduates who are pursuing a bachelor’s course of study in finance, actuarial science, statistics, accounting, or risk management. Accepted applicants must intend to enter the insurance industry, attain at least sophomore standing, enroll full-time at accredited U.S. colleges, show active volunteerism, and display academic achievement. Additional IASA scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 apiece.

Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarships - Generously funded by Booz Allen Hamilton, the Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarships award $3,000 each year to women and minority students who are earning graduate degrees that support the AFCEA’s mission, including statistics. Qualified STEM applicants must attend an accredited U.S. college on-campus or online, accomplish a minimum overall GPA of 3.5, and provide two recommendation letters. Undergraduates studying statistics at HBCUs could earn the Samuel L. Gravely Memorial Scholarship.

The Hammer Family Scholarship Program - Donated by James and Linda Hammer, the Hammer Family Scholarship Program is operated by the Marines’ Memorial Association (MMA) to present eight $5,000 undergraduate awards to support degrees in mathematics, statistics, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Eligible applicants must be honorably discharged U.S. Armed Forces veterans who are advancing their education full-time. The application process requires a transcript, DD-214 form, personal statement, and three confidential references.

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