Richard A. Freund International Scholarship

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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.

About AQS

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.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based
Offered byCorporate
OrganizationAmerican Society for Quality (ASQ)
Application DeadlinePassed
No. of ScholarshipsN/A
Amount$5,000
Renewabilityno
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://asq.org/about-asq/asq-awards/freundscholar

Eligibility Criteria

To obtain the benefits Richard A. Freund International Scholarship, applicants have to fulfill the eligibility criteria listed below :

  • Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher, throughout UG and PG study.
  • Applicants pursuing a master’s or higher level of study are eligible,
  • The field of study must be in quality control, quality assurance, quality improvement, total quality management or similar quality emphasis programs.
  • Applicants need not be a member of ASQ.
  • International students are allowed and must not be attending high school currently.

Application Process

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.

Address:

Freund International Scholarship Committee,
ASQPO Box 3005, 600
North Plankinton AvenueMilwaukee,
WI 53201-3005
USA

Mail:-tborzon@asq.org
Program Administrator
Tel: 800-248-1946 ext. 7580
Fax: 414-765-8670

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.

Student Supporting Documentation

Along with the application, applicants have to attach required documents mentioned below:

  • Academic transcripts from previous institutions
    • Accompanied by certified English translations.
  • Letters of recommendation
    • To assess the candidate’s scholarly and/or work experience.
  • A formal written statement of 250 words addressing the applicant’s educational and career goals and why he/she deserves the scholarship.

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 RequiredRequired Required Not Required 
Canada 1 LOR RequiredRequiredRequiredNot Required 
UK 1 LOR Required Required Required Not Required 
Germany Not requiredNot Required Required Not Required 
Australia Not required Required Required Not Required 

Selection Process

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.


Grant Details

Richard A. Freund’s International Scholarship is offered by the American Society For Quality is applicable for all universities in the USA, UK, Australia, India and many more.

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.

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