ASCO Numatics (www.asconumatics.com), a manufacturer of fluid automation solutions, flow control and pneumatic technologies, is accepting nominations for its 2009/2010 academic year application period for two $5,000 scholarships available to U.S. engineering students pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. As part of this program, ASCO Numatics will also make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled.

This is the second year ASCO Numatics has offered its scholarship program. According to ASCO Numatics, the scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate”s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technology. A panel of ASCO Numatics and independent judges will select the finalists.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an engineering, instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical or automation discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2009/2010 academic year. At the time of application, applicants must have completed at least their sophomore year in a bachelor”s degree program, have at least a 3.2 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 at the 2009 ISA Expo, October 6-8, 2009 at the Reliant Center in Houston. The ASCO Numatics award presentation will be part of the annual ISA Young Automation Professionals Festival (YAPFEST). ISA hosts YAPFEST for automation professionals between ages 18 and 30.