16 Statistics Students Awarded Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the 2018 recipients of its prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship. Sixteen statistics, biostatistics, and computational statistics students were among them, and three more students designated their field of study as computational and data-enabled science.

The fellowship provides three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period—$34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the graduate institution. According to the announcement, the fellowship program was launched in 1952, shortly after Congress established NSF, making it the nation’s oldest continuous investment in the US STEM workforce.

The 2,000 awardees were selected from more than 12,000 applicants and included 1,156 women, 461 individuals from under-represented minority groups, 75 persons with disabilities, 27 veterans, and 780 who have not yet enrolled in graduate school.

Interested in applying? See the advice of past winners to potential applicants here and here. For past winners of this fellowship, see this blog entry and the links therein.

Awardees and Their Institutions

NameBaccalaureate InstitutionCurrent Institution
Angiuli, OliviaHarvard CollegeUniversity of California, Berkeley
Grabski, Isabella NataliePrinceton UniversityPrinceton University
Hansen, Derek LarsUniversity of Oklahoma 
Huang, Melody YunUniversity of California-Los Angeles 
Hudson, AaronUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUniversity of Washington
Jahja, MariaNorth Carolina State UniversityCarnegie-Mellon University
Kwan, BrianUniversity of California-IrvineUniversity of California, San Diego
Lei, Rayleigh XunanColumbia UniversityUniversity of Michigan Ann Arbor
Ling, SharonThe College of New JerseyThe College of New Jersey
Little, Amarise NoelleCalifornia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Washington
Min, Alan TedPurdue UniversityPurdue University
Nogues, IsabellaPrinceton UniversityHarvard University
Paskov, Ivan SpassimirovStanford UniversityStanford University
Shu, KevinCalifornia Institute of TechnologyCalifornia Institute of Technology
Spertus, Jacob VictorBowdoin College 
Weinstein, Sarah MColumbia University