American Statistical Association Announces April 1 Deadline For Edward C. Bryant Scholarship

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The Bryant Scholarship, one of ASA's prestigious annual awards, was created to honor Westat co-founder, Edward C. Bryant. It is presented to an outstanding graduate student in survey statistics, and applications are available at http://www.amstat.org/education/pdfs/BryantScholarshipApp.doc

The American Statistical Association (ASA) has announced an April first deadline for the annual Edward C. Bryant scholarship for an outstanding graduate student in survey statistics. Each year, one eligible student is selected by ASA’s Bryant Scholarship Award Committee to receive the $2,500 award.

The committee chooses the recipient based on the following criteria: potential to contribute to survey statistics; applied experience in survey statistics; performance in graduate school. Applicants must submit an application form and three letters of recommendation by April 1.

The form may be downloaded at http://www.amstat.org/education/pdfs/BryantScholarshipApp.doc. Recommendation letters may be emailed to awards(at)amstat(dot)org or mailed to ASA, 732 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, ATTN: ASA Awards Liaison. The award will be presented at the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Miami, Florida, on August 2. For more information about JSM, please visit http://www.amstat.org/meetings/JSM/2009/

Westat established the Edward C. Bryant Scholarship Trust Fund in 1995 to honor its cofounder and chair emeritus. Under Bryant's leadership, Westat, an employee-owned statistical firm established in 1961, has grown into what is now one of the world's leading statistical research corporations serving federal, state, and local governments, as well as businesses and foundations.

About the American Statistical Association
Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, the American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians and the second oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. For 170 years, the ASA has supported excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. Its members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare. For additional information about the American Statistical Association, please visit the ASA web site at http://www.amstat.org or call 703.684.1221.

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