INFORMS Open Forum

Reminder: Student Scholarships to Attend the Annual Meeting 2022

  • 1.  Reminder: Student Scholarships to Attend the Annual Meeting 2022

    Posted 16 days ago

    INFORMS is pleased to announce scholarships for undergraduate students to attend the 2022 Annual Meeting in-person, in Indianapolis, Indiana October 16-19, 2022. This scholarship program aims to foster the professional pipeline of operations research, management science, and analytics researchers by providing undergraduate students an opportunity to experience these exciting fields and gain professional development opportunities by attending the INFORMS Annual Meeting.

    Scholarships will provide travel and registration reimbursements up to $1,250.

    We encourage self-nominations from undergraduate students across a variety of quantitative disciplines, including (but not limited to): mathematics, engineering, computer science, statistics, business, and economics. This scholarship is aimed at two types of undergraduate students: 1) those already engaged in operations research and management science studies and/or research projects, and 2) those who have had little to no training in traditional OR/MS courses, but are considering pursuing graduate studies in this area, e.g., a third year undergraduate math major who is contemplating their post-graduation plans.

    The awardees will be provided with a recommended schedule to help them enjoy and learn from the conference and other scholarship winners.  Specific activities may include:

    • Meeting with ambassador graduate students
    • Meetings with committee members and INFORMS Staff
    • Attending plenaries, selected talks/posters, and tutorials
    • Attending new member breakfast
    • Attending INFORMS Welcome Reception
    • Attending INFORMS society meetings and university-sponsored receptions

     Eligibility

    • Junior or senior undergraduate student standing at the time of the Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2022
    • An overall GPA equivalent to 3.25 or better on a 4.0 system. 

    Submission and Selection

    The submission requires a one-page CV/resume, a transcript (an unofficial copy is fine), a one-page essay detailing interest in operations research, management science and/or analytics, and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.  Applications should be submitted online at the following link by August 7, 2022 (11:59pm eastern).

    Click here for more information:    https://www.informs.org/Recognizing-Excellence/Scholarships/INFORMS-Scholarship

    If you have any questions, please send an email message to awards@informs.org.



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    Christy Blevins
    INFORMS
    Catonsville MD
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