ISA Education Foundation Scholarship Award

  • Bachelor, , Master, , Phd
  • 1 February 2023

Purposes: Scholarships are made available to graduate, undergraduate, and 2-year program students. The mission of ISA’s Scholarship is to provide, through the award of scholarships and other educational program development, the recognition of, assistance to and encouragement of students with outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the fields of instrumentation, systems and automation.


• Financial need shall not be considered as a criterion. • An applicant’s gender, citizenship, nationality, national origin, religion, and ethnicity shall not be used as criteria to rank a scholarship applicant. • Applicants need not be an ISA member or dependent of a member for consideration. • Graduate applicants should have at least one year remaining in their degree program. • Applicants should be enrolled in at least the Fall semester. A transcript should be uploaded to confirm. • Applicants who plan to attend a different educational institution during the year of the scholarship award must supply an official confirmation of enrollment from the educational institution they will be attending. • Applicants are eligible to apply and win in multiple years if the applicant meets ISA’s requirements for reporting back to ISA on the use of previously granted awards, and if the application demonstrates additional potential contribution to the field beyond that for which any previous awards were based. • Applicants must be full-time students in an educational institution. Students in a four year undergraduate program or graduate program must be enrolled in a degree program.


The awards typically will: • support tuition and related expenses • support research activities and initiatives Annual scholarship awards will consist of: • two top awards to undergraduates enrolled in an eligible 4-year degree program • additional awards of USD 1000 minimum each for undergraduates in a 2-year program or 4-year baccalaureate program or its equivalent, and for students enrolled in a graduate program. Each scholarship is a one-time payment and is not paid annually to the recipient. However, a previous recipient may apply for another scholarship award. Award checks are mailed out to the student or sent by electronic bank transfer. All applicants will receive a one-year complimentary student membership in ISA.


• Each application is ranked on its own merit in the context of the academic level of the applicant. • The key criterion in evaluation and ranking applications is the prospect for long-term contribution that the granting of an award will make to the field of instrumentation, systems, and automation. • Awards are given to applicants who provide background explaining career and educational objectives; show the potential long-range impact in the field of their academic research and work; and whose applications are accompanied by recommendation letters from faculty or other credible sources who have knowledge of the applicant’s academic achievements and relationship to the field and who provide evidence supporting the statement of the applicant. Deadline: Open in December, closed in February; notification in August.

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