2024 GAC Travel Scholarship

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QuantCo is offering up to ten travel scholarships for German university students to attend the 2024 German American Conference (GAC) presented by students at Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

As part of the travel scholarship, QuantCo will cover:

    • Round-trip flights (up to 600 Euros);
    • 4-night hotel stay from November 14, 2024, through November 18, 2024;
    • In addition to the covered travel expenses above, the scholarship benefits will include a dinner with QuantCo.

(Requirements) In order to be eligible for a travel scholarship, you must:

    • Be enrolled at a German university, including students currently in an exchange semester at a non-German university. We accept any degree program and any academic year (i.e., freshmen to graduate level). In exceptional cases, we will accept applications from German citizens enrolled at a university outside of Germany;
    • Be in the top 5% of your program (or Abitur grade in the top 5% for first year students), as demonstrated by grades/transcripts or scholarships/awards;
    • Obtain the proper visa or travel authorization to the US (e.g., ESTA, if applicable). Please see the US State Department’s Travel website for more information;
    • Have or obtain international travel health insurance coverage;
    • Cover your own travel to and from the airports;
    • Accept that the travel scholarship will be voided if the conference is canceled or held remotely. The void also applies if government travel restrictions are imposed between the US and any affected countries;
    • Agree to inform QuantCo by September 30, 2024, if you decide not to attend the GAC (so that we can award your travel scholarship to a runner-up);
    • Optional: Give QuantCo consent to store your resume.

To apply, submit your application with a 1-page resume and transcripts, if available, by July 15th, 2024.

QuantCo and the GAC
The 2024 German American Conference offers a compelling opportunity for attendees to connect with leaders from both sides of the Atlantic. QuantCo can attest to the GAC’s impact as many of our current and former colleagues have been speakers or organizers. As such, we want to help strengthen and foster more transatlantic relationships by bringing German students to the Conference.

If you have any questions about the scholarship, please reach out to travel-scholarship@quantco.com.

About QuantCo
At QuantCo, we leverage expertise in data science, engineering, and economics to help organizations turn data into decisions. Started by 4 PhDs from Harvard and Stanford, we are now more than 180 professionals with extensive quantitative, engineering, and business experience. We are globally distributed with offices in Berlin, Boston, Cologne, Karlsruhe, London, Munich, San Francisco, and Zurich.

Our solutions include algorithmic pricing, data-driven claims management, and high-dimensional forecasting systems. Our customers include some of the largest financial, retail, and healthcare organizations in the US and Europe. We impact core business processes and decisions by combining advanced data-driven insights with scalable engineering solutions.

We are excited about writing mission-critical code that affects millions of people and impacts billions of dollars. If you feel the same way, we look forward to hearing from you.

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