An award is being created by the American Statistical Association (ASA) in partnership with the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) in remembrance of Lingzi Lu. The first-year student in the master's program in statistics at Boston University lost her life in the senseless bombing at the Boston Marathon in April 2013. She was an ambitious, talented and vibrant student, who eagerly looked forward to a career as a master's-level statistician.
Through the Lingzi Lu Memorial Award, the ASA and the ICSA will support the studies of similarly dedicated people who are in master's programs in statistics or who have recently earned their master's degree in statistics. The hope is that in so doing, the award will honor not only the memory of Lingzi, but also the talented statistician she would have become. The award will provide support for travel to the ASA's annual Conference on Statistical Practice.
Qualifications: To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a master's degree program in statistics or biostatistics at the time of application for the award, or must have completed a master's degree in statistics or biostatistics no more than two years prior to the time of application for the award.
Application Process: Application and deadline information will be announced each year by the ASA and the ICSA through each organization's member-communications channels. Applications will be received by the ASA, and the award recipient will be selected by a committee jointly appointed by the ASA and the ICSA.
To contribute online to the award fund, please click here (part way down the form are instructions for how to designate your contribution to the Lingzi Lu Memorial Fund). Those individuals or companies that contribute at least $500 or $2500, respectively, by December 31, 2013, will be gratefully acknowledged as "Founding Contributors" on this website.