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Scholarship for 2022 Honours Students in Statistics

Congratulations to Sophie Giraudo, the winner of the 2022 Honours Scholarship.

The Western Australian Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia is offering a competitive scholarship in 2022 for Honours students in Statistics. Applications are open to students enrolled in Semester One 2022 who are expecting to complete their course by 31 December 2022.

Value and Number of Awards

The scholarship comprises a single cash award of $1,000 and complimentary membership of the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA) for one year. At the discretion of the Selection Panel, instead of a single award two individuals may each receive a prize of $500 and one year’s complimentary SSA membership. The Branch reserves the right to award no scholarship in 2022 should no applications of sufficient merit be received.

Eligibility

Applicants must reside in Western Australia and must be enrolled (or plan to enrol) in Semester One 2022 in an Honours or Master’s degree majoring in Statistics or a related discipline, e.g., Econometrics, Biometrics, Data Science. To be eligible for this Scholarship round, applicants must be expecting to complete their course by 31 December 2022.

Students who have enrolled in a Master’s degree program in Statistics (or a related discipline) but have not undertaken Honours, or those who otherwise feel that they meet the intent and purposes of the Scholarship, should contact the WA Branch Secretary (ssa.wa.secretary@gmail.com) to discuss their eligibility.

Applicants’ major focus of study must be statistical methodology and its applications.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must provide the Selection Panel with a written synopsis detailing the subject area and topic of their thesis.

Applications will be judged according to the following criteria:

  • Quality of academic record.
  • Concentration of past studies on statistical topics.
  • Orientation towards real-life applications of statistics and/or study of methods needed to make these feasible.
  • Strength of referees' recommendations.

Scholarship recipients are expected to deliver a seminar to the Society that clearly communicates how they have used and benefited from their award.

How to Apply

Applicants for the Scholarship must write a Letter of Application with the following enclosures:

  • Statement addressing the Selection Criteria.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • An academic Statement of Results from your course or any other relevant tertiary studies.
  • The names and contact details of two (2) referees. Each referee should send directly to the WA Branch Secretary a Letter of Reference commending your application.

Applications and Reference Letters should be sent to the WA Branch Secretary (ssa.wa.secretary@gmail.com) by the closing date. Receipt of applications will be confirmed by email.

Closing Date

Applications have closed for 2022.

Applications close on Friday, 15 April 2022 at 11:59PM AWST. Late applications will not be considered.

Queries

Please direct any queries to the WA Branch Secretary (ssa.wa.secretary@gmail.com).

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