Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship

Most Recent Winners

Trang Quynh Nguyen

Trang Quynh Nguyen

The Johns Hopkins University

To Trang Quynh Nguyen, biostatistics PhD student at The Johns Hopkins University, for academic success in spite of nontraditional training; early research achievements in pursuit of improved statistical methodology related to public health, especially for traditionally underserved populations, as evidenced by several publications; contributions to the statistical community via an array of professional activities; and general positive influence on her community.

Kelsey Erin Grinde

Kelsey Erin Grinde

University of Washington

To Kelsey Erin Grinde for academic success in pursuit of a PhD in biostatistics at the University of Washington, productive and promising research in statistical genetics and related topics, outstanding volunteer participation and efforts to improve mentoring opportunities in her local community, and leadership in recruiting young students to pursue statistical fields.

Honorable Mentions

Olivia Marie Angiuli

Olivia Marie Angiuli

University of California, Berkeley

To Olivia Marie Angiuli for excellent academic achievement in both statistics and computer science in preparation for and pursuit of a PhD in statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, early establishment as a published statistical researcher in the field of data privacy, commitment to mentoring and high-quality teaching, and leadership roles in her community.

Elizabeth C. Lorenzi

Elizabeth C. Lorenzi

Duke University

To Elizabeth C. Lorenzi for academic achievement in pursuit of a PhD in statistics at Duke University, research success, remarkable contribution to translational statistics as evidenced by successfully co-founding a company that implements her clustering algorithm to assist decision-making in surgical settings, student mentoring, and local leadership.

Kayla Frisoli

Kayla Frisoli

Carnegie Mellon University

Shannon K. Gallagher

Shannon K. Gallagher

Carnegie Mellon University

Amanda S. Luby

Amanda S. Luby

Carnegie Mellon University

To Kayla Frisoli, Shannon K. Gallagher, and Amanda S. Luby for outstanding individual academic and research achievements in pursuit of PhDs in statistics and data science at Carnegie Mellon University, individual service to their communities, and remarkable joint advancement of women in statistics via their participation in establishing and impressive recent administration of the Carnegie Mellon University Women in Statistics group.

About the Scholarship

The Cox Scholarship, sponsored by the ASA Committee on Women in Statistics and Caucus for Women in Statistics, was established in 1989 to encourage more women to enter statistically oriented professions.

Two scholarship recipients are selected each year: one to a woman in or entering the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) and one to a woman in a more advanced stage of training. Scholarship recipients receive a certificate and $1,000.

The committee also selects honorable mentions each year. Honorable mentions receive a certificate.

Selection Criteria

Application is limited to women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are admitted to full-time study in a graduate statistics program by July 1 of the award year. Women in or entering the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications

Applications are due by February 23, and the award is presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings the same year.

Application packets should be emailed to awards@amstat.org or mailed to the American Statistical Association, attention Awards Nominations, 732 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Questions

Please contact the committee chair.

Recent Scholarship Recipients

2017: Julia Wrobel
2017: Michelle Pistner
2016: Claire McKay Bowen
2016: Robin Marie Dunn
2015: Sara Ann Stoudt
2015: Elizabeth Sweeney
2014: Samantha J. Taylor
2014: Laura B. Balzer
2013: Jessica Hwang
2013: Gina-Maria Pomann
2013: Daisy Phillips
2012: Jessica Orth
2012: Christine Ho

Honorable Mentions

2017: Gilia Patterson
2016: Jessica Lynn Gronsbell
2016: Kelly Renee Moran
2015: Meridith L. Bartley
2015: Kaitlyn Cook
2015: Jami Nishelle Jackson
2014: Amanda Mejia
2014: Shannon Gallagher
2014: Vivian Meng-Wang
2013: Anu Mishra
2013: Natalie Exner
2012: Lucy D’Agostino
2012: Naomi Brownstein
2012: Julia Shin-Jung Lee
2012: Diana Marie Liley