ISA Announces 2013 Scholarship Recipients

If you want to support your profession, here's something you can do. Give to the ISA Educational Foundation. This foundation does the most important work ISA can do: help to educate the next generation of automation professionals. The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced the winners of the 2013 ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to college and university students who demonstrate outstanding potential to make lasting contributions in the fields of automation, instrumentation and control. The scholarship awards support tuition, related expenses, research activities and initiatives.

ISA awarded a total of $67,267, which was distributed among undergraduate students in two-year and four-year colleges and universities, and to graduate students. This program is a drop in the bucket for what is needed, and represents something less than $3 per ISA member. 

This is NOT the fault of the foundation. If every member of ISA simply gave $50 a year to the ISA Educational Foundation, the number and value of scholarships could increase by orders of magnitude. 

The recipients of this year's scholarships are:

Paul McVay

Colorado School of Mines

Total Scholarship — $4,400

(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $4,000; District 9 — $440)

 

Adam Lennartz

University of Cincinnati

Total Scholarship — $5,000

(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $3,316; Executive Board — $879; Daris & Gerald Willbanks Endowment — $805)

 

Elisabeth Spires

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Total Scholarship — $4,000

(General Education Endowment Fund — $3,350; Huston Endowment — $398; FPID Endowment — $252)

 

Neel Shah

Northeastern University

Total Scholarship — $3,000

(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $2,491; General Education Endowment Fund — $405; Bob & Mary Ives Endowment — $104)

 

Jake Schmidt

University of Toledo

Total Scholarship — $5,000

(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $4,127; ChemPID Endowment Fund — $873)

 

Jayant Bhatia

Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology (SCET)

Total Scholarship — $3,000

(Para-Digiquartz Endowment — $2,000; Life Members Endowment Fund — $1,000)

 

Lawrence Norris

Lee College

Total Scholarship — $3,405

(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $3,405)

 

Troy Riddle

Lee College

Total Scholarship — $4,000

(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $4,000)

 

Sandie Gilliland

Kenai Peninsula College

Total Scholarship — $4,000

(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $3,960; Life Members Endowment Fund — $40)

 

Chin Gian Hooi

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)

Total Scholarship — $5,011

(FPID Endowment — $3,000; District 11 — $1,011; Student Activities Endowment Fund — $1,000)

 

John Pritchard

Iowa State University

Total Scholarship — $3,000

(Bob & Mary Ives Endowment — $2,000; Life Members Endowment Fund — $1,000)

 

Matthew Sheen

Cornell University

Total Scholarship — $5,000

(General Education Endowment Fund — $2,000; Student Activities Endowment Fund — $2,000; Huston Endowment — $1,000)

 

Jiabiao Ruan

University of Houston

Total Scholarship — $2,705

(District 7 — $2,705)

 

Anand Govindarajan

Oklahoma State University

Total Scholarship — $3,000

(ChemPID Endowment Fund — $3,000)

 

Upasana Manimegalai

Oklahoma State University

Total Scholarship — $5,000

(Student Activities Endowment Fund — $5,000)

 

Aditya Tulsyan

University of Alberta

Total Scholarship — $4,000

(Huston Endowment — $4,000)

 

Awards by District

 

District 3 scholarship

Raymond Perez — $630

Palm Beach State University

 

District 5 scholarships

Emanuel Jones — $431

Lawrence Technological University

Stephen Maloney — $431  

University of Dayton

 

District 7 scholarship

Jiabiao Ruan — $2,705 (included above)

University of Houston

 

District 8 scholarship

Suresh Jayaraman — $642

Oklahoma State University

 

District 9 scholarship

Paul McVay — $440 (included above)

Colorado School of Mines

 

District 11 scholarship

Chin Gian Hooi — $1,011 (included above)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)

 

District 12 scholarships

Mikhail Vaganov — $524

Rusian Khansuvarov — $524

Vadim Nenashev — $524

St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation

 

For more information about ISA’s Educational Foundation Scholarships program, call Heather Evans at +1 919-990-9400 or visitwww.isa.org/scholarships.

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