James O. Gray Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 2

Named in memory of James O. Gray, the scholarship recognizes students pursuing studies in process control systems engineering, plant automation or instrumentation & measurement.

Prize

$5,000 and a certificate for Graduate student; $5,000 and a certificate for Undergraduate student. Funds will be paid to the school on behalf of the student.

Funding

Graduate level scholarship is funded by a donation from the James O. Gray Fieldbus Foundation Scholarship Fund to establish the James O. Gray Scholarship Fund of the IEEE Foundation; first professional degree scholarship is funded by the IEEE Systems Council.

Presentation

The award will be presented at the IEEE International Systems Conference held each spring in North America.

Basis for Judging

Evaluations will be based on the application and stated financial need. The application shall include an essay on why these fields of study are important and how the applicant could have impact in these fields. At least three letters of recommendation shall be provided, two of which shall be from current or former university professors who taught the applicant or know him personally.

Eligibility

IEEE student members studying process control systems engineering, plant automation or instrumentation & measurement at the graduate and/or first professional degree from an accredited university, with no other scholarships and a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.8 or above, or equivalent metric of the educational achievements.

No relatives of current members of the IEEE Board of Directors, the Systems Council Governing Board, the James O. Gray Scholarship Committee, or IEEE staff may be candidates, nominate or endorse candidates for this Scholarship.

Nomination Details

Nominations are now open for the James O. Gray ScholarshipThe deadline for nominations is March 1.

Application Instructions:

Before filling out your application,  please note that you will need to provide the following:

  • Upload a statement of financial need, and
  • Upload an essay (1,000 to 1,250 words) on why these fields of study (systems engineering, process control systems engineering, plant automation, or instrumentation & measurement) are important in today’s world.
  • Upload 3 letters of reference, two of which must be from current or former professors who have taught you or know you personally.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Award recipients may be announced on the IEEE Systems Council website, newsletter, and relevant Social Media sites.
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