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ISA announces it is accepting applications for its 2017 educational scholarships

Application deadline is 15 February 2017

/EIN News/ -- RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces that it is accepting applications for its wide range of 2017 educational scholarships, which will be awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the fields of automation, instrumentation and control.

ISA educational scholarships—which fund tuition, related expenses and research initiatives—are distributed annually to undergraduate students at two-year and four-year colleges and universities, and to graduate students.

More than 65,000 in scholarship funds are expected to be distributed in 2017. Top awards are given to two undergraduate winners. Scholarship award amounts will vary. For answers to frequently asked questions regarding ISA educational scholarships, click here.

Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by submitting a completed application form or by calling ISA at +1 919-549-8411. The application deadline is 15 February 2017.

ISA awards scholarships from the ISA Educational Foundation Scholarship fund; through the ISA Executive Board; through ISA technical divisions, sections, and districts; and through endowments of generous gifts from supporters. More details on these various scholarships are included below.

Educational Foundation Scholarship
Recipients of awards are full-time college or university students in either a graduate, undergraduate, or two-year degree program with at least an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Students should be enrolled in a program in automation and control or a closely related field.

ISA Executive Board Scholarship
These funds are provided by past and present members of ISA's Executive Board. Preference is given to applicants with demonstrated leadership capabilities. Award amount varies.

Named Awards
Funds are provided by families or groups in honor of specific people.

ISA Technical Division Scholarship
ISA technical divisions offer scholarships that are processed through each the division. Contacts for each division are outlined on the ISA Technical Division Scholarships web page. Certain divisions, such as the Chemical and Petroleum Industry Division, the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division, The Power Industry Division and the Water and Wastewater Industry Division, request that completed applications be sent to the specific contact person identified on each division's scholarships web page.

ISA Section and District Scholarships
Funds are provided by specific ISA sections and districts.

About ISA
The International Society of Automation ( is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.

ISA owns, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (, an association of non-profit organizations serving as "The Voice of Automation." Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute ( and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (

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