Undergraduate Scholarship and Awards


The Department of Statistics offers a number of scholarships and other award opportunities to full-time students majoring in Statistics:

George W. Snedecor Undergraduate Statistics Award

This award honors George W. Snedecor, the first director of the Statistics Laboratory and recognizes an undergraduate student majoring in Statistics who has demonstrated superior academic achievement and scholarship. The recipient must be a junior or senior with at least 12 credit hours in statistics, including a minimum of 9 credits at the 300+ level. The recipient must furthermore have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 overall and a minimum statistics GPA of at least 3.5/4.0.


Herta and H.T. David Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate students majoring in statistics, who have documented financial need* and come from a challenging family background, representing a unique situation that might have prevented the recipient from considering a college education at Iowa State University. The student must have, and maintain, a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0 to receive the award.


Schillmoeller Family Scholarships in Statistics.

Edward Schillmoeller, a 1953 mathematics graduate of ISU, and his family established this scholarship fund. Schillmoeller’s son Michael and daughter Laura are both ISU Statistics graduates. These scholarships are open to undergraduate statistics majors with an overall GPA of at least 3.2/4.0. Preference is given to those students with a documented financial need*.


Charlie and Barb Hunt Scholarship in Statistics

Barb (Worth) Hunt has a B.S. and a M.S. in Statistics from ISU. She and her husband, Charlie, also an ISU graduate, established this scholarship fund. This scholarship is open to all sophomore, junior or senior statistics majors who have demonstrated they are highly motivated and possess a strong work ethic. Preference is given to women and students with documented financial need*.


J.A.K. Scholarship in Statistics

This scholarship is open to all statistics majors who demonstrate an interest in using statistics to study human behavior/relations. Preference is given to students with documented financial need*.


Scott Kongable Scholarship

Scott Kongable is a statistics graduate from ISU. This scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors majoring in statistics. The recipient shall have at least 9 credits of statistics classes by the end of the Spring semester with an overall GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 and a statistics GPA of at least 3.25/4.0. Scholarship recipients must take 12 or more credits both semesters of the next academic year. Selection is based on GPA, extra-curricular activities, and an interview.


Undergraduate Scholarships

These scholarships are open to first or second year students majoring in statistics and recognize early academic potential in the major of statistics.


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* – To show documented financial need, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have unmet financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.