Walter Young Scholarship Program & Application

  1. Amount Of Scholarship
  2. Eligibility
  3. Application Materials
  4. Deadline
  5. Review
  6. Notification
  7. Scholarship Application
    1. Part 1
    2. Part 2
    3. Part 3
    4. Part 4
    5. Part 5
  8. Printer Friendly Version in Adobe PDF

ASQ 0300 NY/NJ Metropolitan Section desires to encourage and support the application of quality concepts and methodology in all professional fields through a college scholarship award program. Students who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to complete and submit the application materials detailed below.

Selection of award recipients will be made by the ASQ 0300 NY/NJ Section Scholarship Committee based on the content of application materials and, if necessary, personal interviews. The Committee may decide to award all, some, or none, of the available scholarship funds. In all cases, the decision of the Committee is final.

Award recipient(s) and up to three guests (immediate family only please), will be invited to attend a recognition ceremony. Award payments will be made directly to the student.

I. Amount Of Scholarship

The scholarship will be for $ 4,000 each for one year applied to the applicant’s expenses. See Part V. for exceptions.

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II. Eligibility

To be eligible to be considered for an award, applicants must meet all the following qualifications:

  1. Be accepted/matriculated in the Freshman, Sophomore or Junior year of studies at an accredited college or university in the United States.
  2. Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent (85 for High School Students).
  3. Be a current member of ASQ 0300 NY/NJ Metropolitan Section and/or their spouse, children, stepchildren, and/or grandchildren, excluding current ASQ 0300 NY/NJ Metropolitan Section Scholarship Committee members, their spouse, children and/or stepchildren etc.
  4. Is not a previous winner of this scholarship.


Be an attendee or Conference Committee Member, or Speaker at the 2012 Deming Conference and/or their spouse, children, stepchildren, and/or grandchildren.

Submit all required application materials as described in Sections III and IV.

ANY QUESTIONS?  Contact:  Susan Watson at 718-558-3881, or

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III. Application Materials

Applicants for a scholarship award must submit the following information to NY/NJ Metropolitan Scholarship Committee:

  1. A completed Application Form (See Section VII).
  2. An official academic transcript showing grades for the entire enrollment in current school or prior college(s), if any.
  3. Three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s character and ability, at least one from a professor/teacher or official from the applicant’s current school.
  4. An essay written by the applicant, of no more than two typed pages single-spaced, covering the following points detailed on the application below. Your originality will be considered when scoring.

Note: Your essay will be scored based on your understanding of each point, above.

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IV. Deadline

  1. Completed applications must be received by Scholarship Chair by April 1st. It is strongly recommended that applications be mailed via registered or certified mail.
  2. No incomplete applications will be considered
  3. No faxed copies will be accepted.

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V. Review

Each application will be assigned a review number/letter. The applications will then be distributed to the Scholarship Committee for a blind review. The review will be scored blindly according to criteria predefined by the Scholarship Committee. The Committee reserves the right to distribute the amount of the scholarship to multiple recipients at their discretion. The decision of the Committee is final.

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VI. Notification

The recipient will be notified via mail by May 15th. He/she will also be recognized during an awards banquet scheduled in mid June. She/he will also be notified of the exact date and location of the banquet.

Any questions related to the application can be directed to Susan Watson, Scholarship Chair at 718-558-3881 or email: Applications should be sent to the Scholarship Chair:

Susan Watson
NY/NJ Metropolitan Scholarship Committee
666 Shore Road, Apt 3G
Long Beach, NY 11561

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VII. Scholarship Application (Click here for a printer PDF version)

Part 1

Name Of the Applicant ____________________________________________________

Your Telephone (___) ______________________  E-mail:  _______________________

ASQ Member Name: _______________________________________________________

Applicant’s relationship to the ASQ member: _____________ ASQ Member # __________


Name of the Deming Conference attendee, speaker, or Deming committee member: _______________

Applicant’s relationship to the Deming Conference attendee, speaker, or committee member: _____________

Home Address:


High School Attended:  ____________________________________________________________

Date of High School Graduation:  ____________________ High School GPA:  ________________

Current or Intended University to Attend:  _____________________________________________

Major or Intended Major and Minor: ________________________________________________

Current College GPA: _______________________ Current Academic Status: ________________

Include an Official Academic Transcript showing grades for the entire enrollment in current school and prior college(s), if any.

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Part 2

An essay written by the applicant, of no more than two pages single-spaced, covering the following:
Please provide a heading for each section:

  • Think of a favorite product or service of yours. Imagine that you have started a career in the company that provides this product or service.Now, your very first assignment is to improve the quality of this product or service. Describe what steps you would take.
  • Why you chose your current field of study or major?
  • How do you envision applying quality concepts to your future career.
  • Why you are applying for this scholarship
  • Other relevant information, if any, of your choice.

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Part 3

Please use the space provided – do not include additional.  List in order of importance to you.

Extracurricular Activities:




Leadership Positions:








Community Service/Non-school Activities:




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Part 4

Please list three references with letters of recommendation other than your
parents or relatives.  Include their
phone numbers.  At least one must be from
a Professor/Teacher or Official from the applicant’s current school (High
School if you’re applying as a Freshman).




Phone Number










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Part 5

I hereby attest to the accuracy of the information I have included in this application and give full permission for the use of my information in the review process.  I understand my full application is to be reviewed by members of the Scholarship Committee.  I understand that I may be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee and I give permission to all members of the Scholarship
Committee to review my information and contact my references.

Student Signature: ________________________________________ Date: _________________

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