Ellis R. Ott Scholarship For Applied Statistics and Quality Management

The Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality is pleased to announce the availability of $7500 scholarships to support students who are enrolled in, or are accepted into enrollment in, a master’s degree or higher program with a concentration in applied statistics and/or quality management.  This includes the theory and application of statistical inference, statistical decision-making, experimental design, analysis and interpretation of data, statistical process control, quality control, quality assurance, quality improvement, quality management and related fields.  The emphasis is on applications as opposed to theory.  Studies must take place at US or Canadian institutions.  Online and in-class programs are included.

            Year 2020-21 scholarship winners are:

Mervin Woodlin, Jr., Villanova University, in the M.S. category, and
Jialei Chen, Georgia Tech University, in the Ph.D. category.

During the last 23 years, scholarships totaling over $345,000 have been awarded to 60 deserving students.

Qualified applicants must have graduated in good academic standing in any field of undergraduate study.  Scholarship awards are based on demonstrated ability, academic achievement, industrial and teaching experience, involvement in student or professional organizations, faculty recommendations, and career objectives.

Application instructions and forms should be downloaded from:


Forms for the 2021-22 academic year will be accepted only between January 1 and April 1, 2021.

For more information, contact:

                        Dr. Lynne B. Hare

                        55 Buckskin Path
                        Plymouth, MA 02360

                        Email: lynne.hare@comcast.net

Governing Board:  Lynne Hare, J. Stuart Hunter, Tom Murphy, Dean V. Neubauer, Robert Perry, Susan Schall, Ronald Snee, J. Richard Trout and Neil Ullman.                                                                                                        
News Statistics Division 11/21/2020 7:32am CST


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