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ISA Accepting Educational Scholarship Applications

The International Society of Automation (ISA) is accepting applications for its wide range of 2016 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-year 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 2016. The two top undergraduate winners will receive $5000 each. 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 February 15, 2016.

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.

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. Award amount varies.

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. Certain divisions, such as the Chemical and Petroleum Industry Division, the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division, The Power Industry Division, and the Water and Wastewater Industry Division, request that completed applications be sent to the specific contact person identified on each respective division’s scholarships page.

ISA Section and District Scholarships
Funds are provided by specific ISA sections and districts.

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