MA in Statistics Opportunity Scholarship
The department of statistics offers a limited number of competitive, need-based scholarships for newly admitted on-campus full-time or part-time students to the MA in Statistics program who are from groups underrepresented in the discipline in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic background, family history of post-baccalaureate opportunity, gender identity and gender expression, disability, or military service. Each scholarship award includes a full or partial tuition fellowship depending on demonstrated financial need and a modest stipend. Contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in the program, awardees will also have priority placement in teaching assistant-type positions. This scholarship is for US Citizens or Permanent Residents only.
Applicants to the MA in Statistics program who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents must submit the GSAS application prior to applying for this award. Scholarship applications received after the deadline below (March 20, 2021) will not be accepted.
To apply, complete, and submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) [Columbia School Code: 002707]. After submitting FAFSA, applicants should fill out a short application form.
The deadline for the scholarship application as well as for submitting the FAFSA is March 20, 2021, for Fall 2021. Scholarship notifications will be sent by April 15, 2021.
Inquiries concerning this scholarship should be addressed to MA.Stat@columbia.edu with the subject line “MA in Statistics Opportunity Scholarship”.
MA Merit Scholarship
The Department of Statistics awards a limited number of scholarships for highly qualified applicants. Applicants who wish to be considered for the scholarship are strongly encouraged to apply by January 31st, 2021. Candidates who qualify will be contacted directly via the department at the time of acceptance.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, using the same guidelines. However, applicants who apply by the early application deadline, January 31st, 2021, will receive an admissions decision earlier. Early applicants will be notified that their application has been accepted, denied, or waitlisted by early March.
Beginning in their second semester, academically strong MA Statistics students can apply to be a grader. Graders support faculty and TA’s in specific courses. This is a paid opportunity open to domestic and international students. Information about applying will be communicated to MA Statistics students via email.
There are paid research internship opportunities on campus. Primarily self-initiated, it is recommended that students interested in research join the MA2PhD Club.