Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship
To Julia Wrobel for academic achievement in pursuit of a PhD in biostatistics at Columbia University; diligent research and early establishment of a research program in functional data analysis—as demonstrated by her publications and computational developments—extraordinary community building among her peers; and volunteer support of young women developing technical skills.
Penn State University
To Michelle Pistner for academic achievement in preparation for and work toward a PhD in statistics at Penn State University; early establishment as an outstanding collaborative scientist; promising work in the field of statistical data privacy methodology; and longstanding volunteerism in support of her family and community.
University of Montana
To Gilia Patterson for excellent academic achievement at the University of Montana in pursuit of a dual degree in biology and mathematics in preparation for graduate work in statistics; successful undergraduate research in statistical genetics; outstanding communication skills; 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.
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 are due by February 23, and the award is presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings the same year.
Application packets should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the American Statistical Association, attention Awards Nominations, 732 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Please contact the committee chair.