Claire Otero was chosen by a faculty panel to be awarded a 1k one time scholarship in the fall of 2020. The winning proposal that Claire submitted outlined a request for using the funds to advance her professional development through enrollment in online coursework to improve her skills in statistical analysis with a specific focus on statistics relevant to her PhD research projects. Congratulations to you Claire!
The scholarship funds came to the PhD program through the Duke Graduate School and an anonymous donor. The program created criteria for the award and offered to all current students to apply. The applications were reviewed by a panel of senior research faculty and the decision made based on the criteria outlined in the call for applications.