ISA now accepting applications for 2015 educational scholarships
The International Society of Automation has announced it is accepting applications for its 2015 educational scholarships, awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions in automation, instrumentation and control.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, Jan. 7, 2015 -- The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced that it is accepting applications for its wide range of 2015 educational scholarships, which will be awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the fields of automation, instrumentation and control.
ISA educational scholarships, which fund tuition, related expenses and research initiatives, are distributed annually to undergraduate students in two- and four-year colleges and universities, as well as to graduate students.
More than $65,000 in scholarships funds are expected to be distributed in 2015. The two top undergraduate winners will receive $5,000 each, while other award amounts will vary.
Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by submitting a completed application form or by calling ISA at 919-549-8411. The application deadline is Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.
ISA awards scholarships from the ISA Educational Foundation Scholarship fund; through the ISA Executive Board; through ISA technical divisions, sections and districts; and through endowments of generous gifts from supporters. More details on these various scholarships are included below:
- Educational Foundation Scholarship: Recipients of awards are full-time college or university students in either a graduate, undergraduate or two-year degree program with at least an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Students should be enrolled in a program in automation and control or a closely related field.
- ISA Executive Board Scholarship: These funds are provided by past and present members of ISA's Executive Board. Preference is given to applicants with demonstrated leadership capabilities, and award amounts vary.
- Named Awards: Funds are provided by families or groups in honor of specific people.
- ISA Technical Division Scholarships: Funds are provided by specific ISA divisions. Scholarships are given to outstanding students pursuing careers in the area pertinent to the Division's activity. All ISA divisions, except the Chemical and Petroleum Industry Division (ChemPID) and the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division, request that completed applications be sent to a specific person (identified on the ISA Technical Division Scholarships page).
- ISA Section and District Scholarships: Funds are provided by specific ISA sections and districts.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a global nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation. For more information, visit www.automationfederation.org.