Nancy "Penny" Schwartz Student Travel Grant

In the spirit of Nancy "Penny" Schwartz's commitment to promoting the participation and scholarship of students at the ASA annual meeting, for 2021, the Steering Committee has decided to provide funding for a graduate student or students to virtually participate in the program. The 2021 award will cover the cost of registration and one year of ASA membership.


This award honors Penny Schwartz, who was active in the ASA Women's Caucus and at her death, left us a sum of money. Penny did not specify its purpose but her friends, recognizing her interest in students, created this fund. The intent is to help students who participate in the ASA annual meeting (by giving a paper, for example) to attend the meeting by contributing to their travel expenses. Any woman who is a student in an African country or in the U.S. may apply.

2021 Committee Members

Dr. Ruth Opara, Chair                       Dr. Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite                              Dr. Abigail Celis

Syracuse University                          University of California, Berkeley                Université de Montréal

Send all application materials to the committee chair, Dr. Ruth Opara, at by September 30, 2021.