Asco Numatics has created a program to award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. Additionally, Asco Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled.

"Fluid control and fluid power technology will play a vital role in helping companies meet the dynamic business conditions of tomorrow's global markets. This work will require a new generation of engineering leaders with the skills and expertise to create advanced automation processes. We have implemented the scholarship program to recognize and assist students who show great potential and capability to solve tomorrow's industrial processing challenges," said Bob Kemple, executive vice president, sales and marketing Asco Numatics-Americas.

The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate's potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technology. A panel of judges that includes Asco Numatics personnel as well as independent third parties will select the finalists.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical or automation discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution. Complete requirements, application details and forms are available at The company will present the scholarship awards at ISA Expo on October 14, at the Reliant Center in Houston.