The International Society of Automation (ISA) is accepting applications for its 2014 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, and to graduate students.

Over $65,000 in scholarship funds are expected to be distributed in 2014 with the two top undergraduate winners receiving $5,000 each. Other award amounts will vary.

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Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by submitting a completed application form, or by calling ISA at 1-919-549-8411.

The application deadline is February 15, 2014.

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. 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. 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.


For reference, view the entire list of 2013 Educational Foundation Scholarship recipients.