The recipient of the Ellis R. Ott Scholarship must be a student who is planning to enroll or is currently enrolled in a master’s degree or higher level US or Canadian program that has 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.
Scholarship awards are based on (a) demonstrated ability in the above fields, (b) academic achievement, including honors, (c) career objectives, (d) faculty recommendations, (e) involvement in student or professional organizations, (f) teaching and tutoring, and (g) industrial exposure including part-time work and internships. The Ott Scholarship Governing Board awards up to two scholarships annually to students pursing either a master’s degree as their next academic goal or a doctorate degree. Students enrolled in online programs and classroom programs are eligible.