ASCO Numatics, a manufacturer of fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, is accepting applications for its 2015 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program.

ASCO Numatics will award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students, provide $1,000 grants to their college’s engineering departments, and host the students at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International 2015 in Las Vegas in September.

The application period is now open and the deadline to apply is April 3, 2015. Details and forms are available at: www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

Over the past eight years, ASCO Numatics has awarded $70,000 in scholarships to 14 students based on their potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession. In addition, ASCO Numatics has provided another $14,000 in grants to 12 U.S. schools of engineering.

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The ASCO Numatics scholarship is merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession, particularly as it relates to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies. A panel of ASCO Numatics executives and independent judges will select the finalists.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation engineering discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2015-2016 academic year. Candidates must also maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident.