ASCO Numatics is accepting applications for its 2012-2013 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program. The program awards two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. ASCO Numatics will also make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled. The application deadline is May 25, 2012.

The scholarships are 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 2012-2013 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. Complete application details and forms are available at www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

ASCO Numatics will present the scholarship awards as part of the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International 2012, October 28-31, 2012, at McCormick Place in Chicago.