Four awards of $250 each will be available to students to recognize exceptional submissions (2 awards) and to help defray the costs for students traveling long distances to attend the convention (2 awards). The award is open to undergraduate or graduate students who apply and are accepted to present within the QM Section at the CPA Annual Meeting. The awards are available for any type of presentation (e.g., poster, workshop, paper presentation). The student must be the first/presenting author on the proposal. Students must notify the Chair of the QM Section once their submission has been accepted so that they may be considered for the award. The awards will be adjudicated by the QM Section Executive and the winners will be notified by the end of April.