ISA awards scholarships from the Educational Foundation Scholarship fund. These funds are provided through endowments of generous gifts from supporters. Here are some frequently asked questions about the scholarship program:

Q: Who is eligible?
A: Be currently enrolled, and enrolled for the entire 2019-2020 academic year, in a graduate or undergraduate program in instrumentation, systems, or automation discipline (2-year program or 4-year baccalaureate program or its equivalent) at an educational institution in their country of residence.

  • Two year program applicants must have completed at least one academic semester or 12 semester hours or its equivalent.
  • Four year degree program applicants must be in their sophomore year or higher of their study or its equivalent at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be full-time students in an educational institution and have at least an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.


*Please note: No more than 5 applications will be accepted from one college or university. If more than 5 are received, only the first 5 will be accepted. Advisors should decide in advance which students can apply for a scholarship.


Q: How can I apply?
A: The application process for 2019 has ended, and the Awards Committee has begun reviewing applications. Please look for the next application period to open in December.


Q: What is the deadline for submitting applications?
A: Applications were accepted through 24 February 2019.

Q: How will I know if I have been selected to receive a scholarship award?
A: Scholarship applicants will be contacted,via email, by August 2019.

Q: What supporting documents do I need?
A: The application requires a list of documents, including: educational records, activities, honors awards, and work history, if available. Please also submit reference letters. Reference letters must not be form letters, but must be original and unique to the individual student. Submission of faculty form letters will be grounds for disqualification.