Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship

Claire McKay Bowen

Claire McKay Bowen

University of Notre Dame

To Claire Bowen for tremendous academic achievement in pursuit of a PhD in applied and computational mathematics and statistics at Notre Dame University; demonstrated research skills and early establishment of a research program in data privacy; and extraordinary community-building and support of STEM education.

Robin Marie Dunn

Robin Marie Dunn

Carnegie Mellon University

To Robin Dunn for outstanding academic achievement in pursuit of her degree in mathematics with a concentration in scientific computing at Kenyon College; her active pursuit of and success in research activities both inside and outside of the classroom; and her exceptional communication collaborative skills that inspire the best in her students and colleagues.

Honorable Mentions

Jessica Lynn Gronsbell

Jessica Lynn Gronsbell

Harvard University

To Jessica Gronsbell for achievements in pursuit of a PhD in biostatistics at Harvard University, including facilitating the use of large electronic health records databases for health research by developing methods to estimate relevant characteristics using augmented data that also includes a small number of detailed chart reviews, and her advocacy for under-represented and disadvantaged students in higher education.

Kelly Renee Moran

Kelly Renee Moran

Los Alamos National Laboratory

To Kelly Moran for excellent academic achievement at Clemson University; pursuit of statistical research, including epidemiological analyses and data collection studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory and psychological data collection and analyses as a National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis undergraduate researcher; and contributions to her community.

About the Scholarship

The Cox Scholarship, sponsored by the ASA Committee on Women in Statistics and Caucus for Women in Statistics, was established in 1989 to encourage more women to enter statistically oriented professions.

Two scholarship recipients are selected each year: one to a woman in or entering the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) and one to a woman in a more advanced stage of training. Scholarship recipients receive a certificate and $1,000.

The committee also selects honorable mentions each year. Honorable mentions receive a certificate.

Selection Criteria

Application is limited to women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are admitted to full-time study in a graduate statistics program by July 1 of the award year. Women in or entering the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications

Applications are due by February 23, and the award is presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings the same year.

Application packets should be emailed to awards@amstat.org or mailed to the American Statistical Association, attention Awards Nominations, 732 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Questions

Please contact the committee chair.

Recent Scholarship Recipients

2015: Sara Ann Stoudt
2015: Elizabeth Sweeney
2014: Samantha J. Taylor
2014: Laura B. Balzer
2013: Jessica Hwang
2013: Gina-Maria Pomann
2013: Daisy Phillips
2012: Jessica Orth
2012: Christine Ho

Honorable Mentions

2015: Meridith L. Bartley
2015: Kaitlyn Cook
2015: Jami Nishelle Jackson
2014: Amanda Mejia
2014: Shannon Gallagher
2014: Vivian Meng-Wang
2013: Anu Mishra
2013: Natalie Exner
2012: Lucy D’Agostino
2012: Naomi Brownstein
2012: Julia Shin-Jung Lee
2012: Diana Marie Liley