Scholarships for first-ever Women in Statistics conference, May 15-17, Cary, NC

The JMP team and SAS Women’s Initiatives Network want to empower three statistics students by helping them attend the Women in Statistics conference. Apply by April 11.

Diana Levey, March 12, 2014.

“Know Your Power” is the slogan of the first-ever Women in Statistics conference to be held in Cary, North Carolina, just across the street from SAS headquarters.

The May 15-17 conference is a celebration of women in statistics, and the program promises to highlight achievements and career interests of women who work in – or who plan to work in – statistical fields. Check out the conference website. Women in Statistics Conference The JMP team and WIN, the SAS Women’s Initiatives Network, want to empower three statistics students by helping them attend the Women in Statistics conference. Here’s how you can apply for one of the three free conference registrations.

Write a short essay telling us why you want to attend this conference, what you hope to get out of it and how you plan to use statistics in your career. Submit your entry at

The essays can be no more than 300 words each and need to be submitted before 5:00 p.m. ET April 11, 2014. Essays must be in English and will be judged on the following criteria: how well the author connects personal goals to the conference goals (25 percent); how well the author articulates career plans (25 percent); how inspiring the author's career plans are (25 percent); and how well the essay is written (25 percent). One essay per person, please. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. See official rules for complete details.

The contest is open only to students currently enrolled in a degree-granting institution, and both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to enter. The prize covers conference registration only; travel, meals and any other expenses incurred are the responsibility of the students. Each of the three registrations is valued at $199.

The conference is a great opportunity for students to learn from women who have successfully navigated courses and careers in technical fields. Submit your essay!