• 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: Be currently enrolled, and enrolled for the entire 2018-2019 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: Step 1: The 2018 scholarship application process is now closed. 

    Q: What is the deadline for submitting applications?
    A: Applications were accepted through March 15, 2018.

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

    Q: How will I know if I have been selected to receive a scholarship award?
    A: Scholarship applicants will be contacted in August. Those receiving an award will be mailed a check by August 15, 2018.

    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 form also requests 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.

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