Graduate Opportunities in Statistics Scholarship

The Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign administers the Graduate Opportunities in Statistics Scholarship program with the aim of increasing the enrollment of outstanding students from populations that are underrepresented in graduate studies in Statistics. There will be a limited number of awards granted each academic year, and all students from these populations who apply for the MS in Statistics and the MS in Statistics with concentration in analytics are considered for this award, and no separate application is required. Thus, deadlines for applying for the scholarship are the same as the deadlines for applying for admission.

Eligibility: This competition is intended for students who are admitted with full status at the University of Illinois in either the MS in Statistics or the MS in Statistics with concentration in analytics. Priority is given to U.S.-citizens, especially students of African-American, Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, native American, native Hawaiian, and Pacific-Islander descent.

Selection Criteria: Awardees are selected based on the strength of their application for the chosen MS in Statistics program. This is determined by their academic performance in the most relevant mathematics and statistics courses, overall grade-point average, GRE scores, and the letters of recommendation included in the MS application.

Terms: The monetary award covers the student's tuition fee each semester the award is held, whether the student is out of state or an Illinois resident. It will be continued until graduation or a maximum of 4 semesters, provided the awardee maintains a grade point average of at least 3.00 in courses counting for their students MS program, and remains in full standing making adequate academic progress in every respect.