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Awards and Scholarships
Biennial Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition (USPROC)
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) sponsors this competition to encourage the development of data analysis skills, enhance presentation skills, and recognize outstanding work by undergraduate statistics students.
Causality in Statistics Education Award
The Causality in Statistics Education Award is aimed at encouraging the teaching of basic causal inference in introductory statistics courses. Donated by Judea Pearl, the prize carries a monetary award of $5,000 to a person or team that does the most to enhance the teaching and learning of causal inference in statistics.
Deming Lecturer Award
Established to honor the accomplishments of W. Edwards Deming, this award recognizes the accomplishments of the awardee and enhances the awareness among the statistical community of the scope and importance of Deming's contributions.
Department of Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program
The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. This education program is intended to ensure a highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Eligible students must be studying in a homeland security-related science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (HS-STEM) field with an interest in one of the homeland security research areas.
Drexel University Noyce Scholarship Program
The objectives of the Drexel University Noyce Scholarship Program are to recruit qualified science, engineering, and mathematics students and professionals dedicated to teaching math or science in the School District of Philadelphia to provide strong preparation addressing content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, learner knowledge and technology integration, and to provide mentoring and induction activities.
The DV Gokhale International Grants in Statistics Program
This unique program provides grants to Indian undergraduate and graduate students to study statistics in the United States, to American undergraduate and graduate students to study statistics and related subjects in India, and to faculty to support exchanges in this field between the United States and India.
Edward C. Bryant Scholarship Trust Fund Scholarship
Established by Westat to honor its co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, this scholarship is awarded to outstanding graduate students in survey statistics to help support their graduate education.
Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award
The Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award was established to recognize members of the media for their presentation of the science of statistics and its role in public life.
Fellows of the ASA
Nominated by their peers, ASA Fellows are members of established reputation who have made outstanding contributions in some aspect of statistical work. Given annually, this is a great honor, as the number of recipients is limited to no more than one-third of 1% of the ASA membership.
The ASA Founders Award recognizes members who have rendered distinguished service to the association.
Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship
Jointly sponsored by the ASA Committee on Women in Statistics and the Caucus for Women in Statistics, the Cox Scholarship was established to encourage women to enter statistically oriented professions.
Gottfried E. Noether Awards
The Noether awards were established to recognize distinguished researchers and teachers and to support the field of nonparametric statistics. The Noether Senior Scholar Award is presented to a distinguished senior researcher or teacher in nonparametric statistics. The Noether Young Scholar Award is presented to an accomplished young researcher to promote research and teaching in nonparametric statistics.
Government Statistics Section Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship
Awarded jointly with the ASA's Social Statistics Section, this scholarship supports work toward a career in government statistics. The scholarship encourages promising young statisticians to consider a future in government statistics. It provides funding of up to $1,000 for use in exploring any of a broad number of opportunities for furthering the development of a career related to government statistics.
Karl E. Peace Award
The Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society, established in 2012, recognizes statisticians who have made substantial contributions to the statistical profession and to society in general. The award was established by Christopher K. Peace, son of Karl E. Peace, on behalf of the Peace family to honor the life work of his father.
Outstanding Statistical Application Award
This award recognizes a paper that is an outstanding application of statistics in any substantive field.
Physical & Engineering Sciences Section ASQ Ellis R. Ott Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded by the statistics division of ASQ to encourage students to pursue a career in a field related to statistics and/or quality. Individual awards of up to $5,000 per student and academic year are given to qualified students.
Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Award
The Wilks award, one of the ASA's most prestigious, was established to honor the memory and distinguished career of Samuel S. Wilks by recognizing outstanding contributions to statistics that carry on in the spirit of his work.
Statistics in Chemistry Award
The Statistics in Chemistry Award recognizes outstanding collaborative efforts between statisticians and chemists. While this is a Section award, in 1995, the Board of Directors grandfathered this award for presentation at the ASA Presidential Address Session.
Waller Education Award
The Waller Education Award was established by a contribution from retired ASA Executive Director Ray Waller and his wife Carolyn to honor individuals for innovation in the instruction of elementary statistics.
W. J. Dixon Award for Excellence in Statistical Consulting
In December of 2008, the ASA Board of Directors accepted a gift from Janet Elashoff, daughter of W. J. Dixon, to endow a fund establishing the W. J. Dixon Award for Excellence in Statistical Consulting. The award was established to recognize outstanding contributions to statistical consulting and to honor the memory of Dixon.
W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing
The W. J. Youden award was established to recognize publications that make outstanding contributions to the design and/or analysis of interlaboratory tests or describe ingenious approaches to the planning and evaluation of data from such tests.