The International Society of Automation (ISA) is accepting applications for its 2011 ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students worldwide in two- and four-year colleges and universities as well as graduate students. Successful applicants will demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the fields of automation, instrumentation and control, according to ISA.

The scholarships support tuition and related expenses and research activities and initiatives. The recipients will be chosen at ISA’s annual Spring Leaders Meeting in 2011. Scholarships of $5,000 are provided to the top two undergraduate students while the amounts of the other scholarships vary. More than $62,000 was awarded to the 2010 recipients.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be enrolled currently in a graduate or undergraduate program in an instrumentation, systems or automation discipline 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 equivalent). Four-year-degree program applicants must be in the sophomore year or higher of their study (or equivalent) at the time of application. Also, applicants must be full-time students and have an overall grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

For more information about the Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based association's scholarship program, call Dianna Noyes at (919) 990-9234 or visit www.isa.org/scholarships.

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