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2021 JSM Student Travel Award Application

The Washington Statistical Society (WSS) is offering a Student Travel Award for a local metro DC (DC, MD, or VA) area student in a degree program in the areas of statistics, data science, survey methodology, or related survey research disciplines. Support is offered for a student to attend a minimum of one American Statistical Association (ASA) meeting or conference between July 1, 2021 and June 30th, 2022. A full list of eligible events may be found at the ASA website, www.amstat.org, and selecting "MEETINGS".

Applications must contain a letter of support either by a current member of the WSS or a faculty advisor, a copy of their transcripts, an essay, and a completed application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to plan to present a paper or poster at one or more eligible events. Applications for the WSS student travel award are due no later than January 8, 2021.

One award will be granted to a student attending a school in the local metro DC area. The award includes $800 plus early-bird student conference registration to one ASA meeting or conference, and a one-year student membership to the WSS.

The winner is required to attend meeting or conference sessions at the event of their choice. In addition, the winner is expected to attend the WSS Annual Dinner in the spring of 2021 to be recognized by the WSS. The winner is also expected to prepare an essay on his/her experience at the conference or meeting to be published in the WSS Newsletter.

Applicant Name: _____________________________________ Full time student [ ] Part-time [ ]

University: _____________________________________

Department: ______________________________________

Mailing Address (including city/state/ZIP Code): ______________________________________________________________

Email: __________________________________Phone: ______________________________

Degree: _________________________________Anticipated graduation date: _____________

Are you planning to present a paper or poster at a meeting or conference? YES NO (circle one)

If YES, please describe: __________________________________________________

If YES, paper of poster title? __________________________________________________

Are you currently or do you have plans to join the WSS mentoring program (or another ASA mentoring program)? YES NO (circle one)

If YES, please describe:

Have you previously attended any professional meeting on statistics, survey research, or a related discipline? YES NO (circle one)

If YES, please describe (meeting(s), location(s), dates):

Signature of Applicant ___________________________________ Date Submitted ________

As a current WSS member and/or faculty advisor, I endorse this student's request:

Signature: _____________________________

Printed Name: _____________________________

Date: _____________________________

Email: __________________________________Phone: ______________________________


[ ] Copy of most recent transcript or advising report from your university.

[ ] Double-spaced essay, no more than two pages, describing your interest in statistics/survey research methods and your interest in attending an ASA meeting or conference.

[ ] Letter of support from a current WSS member or faculty advisor.

Application materials should be sent to Erin Tanenbaum (Tanenbaum-Erin@norc.org) by email with the subject "WSS Student Travel Award". Application materials (including transcripts and letters of support) will not be accepted after the deadline or with an incorrect email subject.

Questions: email or phone: (301)-634-9405.

Applications must be received by January 8. 2021.