• ISA Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund Frequently Asked Questions

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

    Q: Who is eligible?
    A: Applicants are currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program in an 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.

    Q: How can I apply?
    A: Follow these four steps to apply:

    • Step 1: Complete the top portion of the application (Download the application here)
    • Step 2: Have your Department Head complete the College/University Department Head Endorsement section
    • Step 3: Attach the supporting information
    • Step 4: Submit 11 copies (1 original and 10 copies) of your completed application and all supporting documents to:
      ISA Educational Foundation-Scholarship Committee
      67 T. W. Alexander Drive
      Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 U.S.A.

    Q: What is the deadline for submitting applications?
    A: All applications must be postmarked February 15, 2015 or earlier and received at ISA Headquarters by February 25, 2015.

    Q: Will I receive a confirmation that ISA has received my application?
    A: Each applicant will receive an acknowledgement letter mailed to the applicant's listed address.

    Q: How will I know if I have been selected to receive a scholarship award?
    A: Scholarship applicants will be contacted in July. Those receiving an award will be mailed a check by August 15, 2015.

    Q: What supporting documents do I need?
    A: The application form contains a list of documents, including: educational records, activities, honors, employment record and work history. The application form also includes information regarding the essay requirements and reference letters. Note that 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.