Richard A. Freund International Scholarship is an international scholarship offered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in memory of its former president Richard to support a quality professional’s graduate studies.
The scholarship is available to international students pursuing a master’s or doctorate in fields of Engineering and Statistics and working for quality control, quality assurance total quality management, and quality improvement. Under this scholarship program, applicants may apply to any university to study abroad.
The applicant who wants to enjoy the benefits of Richard A. Freund’s International Scholarship must meet the eligibility criteria specified by ASQ. Along with scholarship eligibility, it is significant for applicants to meet the admission requirements, especially the submission of student supporting documents of their chosen university and country to study abroad.
Recipient of the international scholarship is awarded an amount of 5000 USD to meet his/her educational expenses. Applications for the 2020 scholarship must be sent before April 01, 2020.
The American Society for Quality is the world's leading authority on quality, with over 100,000 individual and organizational members across 150 countries.
ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, USA, with national service centers in China, India, and Mexico. The scholarship is granted for students upon meeting the eligibility criteria, study being either in own country or abroad.
|Organization||American Society for Quality (ASQ)|
|No. of Scholarships||N/A|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://asq.org/about-asq/asq-awards/freundscholar|
To obtain the benefits Richard A. Freund International Scholarship, applicants have to fulfill the eligibility criteria listed below :
Students will only be accepted only upon submission of documentation indicating the acceptance of enrollment into the programs above mentioned.
A separate online application needs to be filled which can be accessed on ASQ’s website. Students are required to complete the application form and send it through email or courier to the address provided below.
Freund International Scholarship Committee,
ASQPO Box 3005, 600
North Plankinton AvenueMilwaukee,
Tel: 800-248-1946 ext. 7580
Applications are required to be submitted before the deadline i.e. April 01. Students must download the pdf/doc of the form available on the website and fill it. They can submit their application form by either emailing program admin or via post.
Along with the application, applicants have to attach required documents mentioned below:
Note: Photocopies of transcripts are not accepted by ASQ
As mentioned earlier, Richard A. Freund’s International Scholarship is offered to students pursuing Engineering Degrees and working towards quality control, quality assurance and management. Universities of the U.S., Australia, Canada, the U.K, Germany, Australia offer high-level engineering degrees.
It has been observed that the supporting documentation requirements vary from country to country. Therefore, it is important for students to know the admission requirements in various countries. The country-wise documentation requirements have been tabulated below:
|Countries||LOR||Statement of Purpose||Resume||Work Experience|
|USA||2 LOR Required||Required||Required||Not Required|
|Canada||1 LOR Required||Required||Required||Not Required|
|UK||1 LOR Required||Required||Required||Not Required|
|Germany||Not required||Not Required||Required||Not Required|
|Australia||Not required||Required||Required||Not Required|
For the 2020 scholarship program, applications along with required documents should be submitted before April 01, 2020. The organization will not entertain any documents submitted after the issued deadline.
The Selection Committee of ASQ will evaluate GPA, Essay, LOR, combined undergraduate and graduate study and work combining quality assurance and continuous improvement. The committee also focuses on the applicant’s commitment and action toward social responsibility and volunteer work.
As only one student gets awarded each year, the applicant who excels over others in all the above prospects will be selected for the award of scholarship. Recipient of the Richard A. Freund International Scholarship will be awarded an amount of 5000 USD.
The successful awardee will receive the prize before July of every year. Recipient of the scholarship will get 5000 USD that can be used for educational expenses.
The scholarship is available to international students pursuing a master’s or Doctorate in fields like quality control, quality assurance total quality management, and quality improvement.