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The Unique and Rewarding Benefits of a Career in Automation

The Automation field (Instrumentation and Control Systems) is one of the least common Engineering disciplines with no Engineering Major dedicated to Automation in the United States at this time.  A focus on personal and process safety through system monitoring and control make this an incredibly important field, leading the NCEES to provide a Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination (PE) in Control Systems.

The Kansas City Section of the International Society of Automation consists of engineers and technicians from different disciplines (including Electrical, Chemical, or Mechanical engineering) who work in the Automation and Control System field.  We want motivated students aware the Automation career path is a viable option and encourage participation in this important and wide-ranging profession with a contribution toward the necessary education.

2017 ISA Kansas City Scholarship Application Form Now Available

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Submit a completed application to by 15 March, 2017, to be eligible.
  • Submit an ISA membership application with this application.  Scholarship winner(s) will receive a free ISA Student Membership for one year (only winning applications will be processed).  Forms can be found at  NOTE: ISA Membership is not required for scholarship eligibility.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student for the entire 2017-2018 academic year in a graduate or undergraduate program in instrumentation, systems, or automation discipline (2-year program or 4-year bachelor program or its equivalent) at an accredited educational institution in the state of Kansas or Missouri.
  • Have completed at least one academic semester or 12 credit hours (or equivalent).
  • Have a current minimum program overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
  • Preference is given to students who are enrolled in (or will be enrolling in) a degree program in instrumentation, systems, and automation or other closely related fields.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply and win in multiple years if the applicant demonstrates additional potential contribution to the field beyond that for which any previous awards were based.
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