General Information

The Board of Directors of the ISA Texas Channel Section has approved a scholarship program to be awarded for the 2017 / 2018 school year. Scholarships will be awarded for the 2017 / 2018 school year as follows:

The Bill Brown Lifetime Achievement Scholarship ($2,000)

The Bill Brown Lifetime Achievement Scholarship ($2,000)

Bill Brown is our section’s only “Life Fellow” member of ISA. He was the initial organizer of the Texas Channel Section (1981) and its’ first President (1982). Bill was the Instrument Maintenance Supervisor at Diamond Shamrock Chemical (now Oxy Vinyl) and retired in 1989. Preference for this scholarship is given to students whose career path indicates service to our industry.

The Steve Godkin Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)

The Steve Godkin Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)

Steve Godkin joined the Texas Channel Section in 1986 and began to assume leadership roles on our Board in 1990. Steve served as President in 1994, Vice President in 1995 and Section Treasurer until 1998, when he died unexpectedly. Steve was not only very active in ISA but was equally involved in many church and civic activities. Preference for this scholarship is given to students who best represent Steve’s service to the community.

Stuart P Foster Endowment Scholarship ($2,000)

Stuart P Foster Endowment Scholarship ($2,000)

Stu Foster spent his entire career in the Controls and Instrumentation business in the Texas Gulf Coast and was recognized by customers, manufacturers, and colleagues as a leader in the industry. Stu was a founding member of the Texas Channel Section. During his career he served in a variety of leadership roles for the Section. Stu led the Instrumentation Business at Puffer-Sweiven when he passed away in 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. Preference for this scholarship is given to deserving students from the Houston area who intend to pursue an engineering or applied sciences college degree.

Lou Errico Scholastic Achievement Award ($2,000)

Lou Errico Scholastic Achievement Award ($2,000)

Lou Errico was a Senior Life member, and served as the Honors and Awards Chairman for the TCS for over 16 years. Lou also held every board position available during his tenure with the TCS since the section was formed in 1981, and was an ISA member for 53 years until his death on February 21st, 2010. Preference for this scholarship is given to students who have displayed academic excellence throughout their high-school careers.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Scholarships are awarded to successful applicants who are matriculated students for the 2017 / 2018 academic year at an accredited school, college, or university as full time students pursuing a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester or quarter.

  • The applicant must be nominated by a member in good standing of the ISA Texas Channel Section. The nominating member’s membership number must be entered on the application for it to be considered valid.

  • The applicant must compose and submit an essay of no less than 500 words describing their future goals and the contribution that a scholarship would have in achieving those goals. The selection criteria for awarding scholarships will be based on an essay ranking system.

  • The applicant must be a High School Senior or college student, enrolled full-time, and have at least an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • The applicant must submit a certified copy of their most recent school transcript.

All scholarships will be submitted directly to the college or university at which the scholarship recipient is enrolled, and used to pay for normal tuition, enrollment fees, and textbooks for the specified school year. The scholarship will be made payable to the educational institution the student is, or plans on, attending.

Applicants are eligible to apply and be awarded scholarships in multiple years if the applicant meets the ISA Texas Channel Section’s requirements of reporting back to the Section on the use of previously granted awards, and if the applicant demonstrates additional potential contributions beyond that for which the previous award(s) were based.

Questions should be directed to James Haw, Education Chair, (713) 366-5761, or at jimmyhunterhaw@gmail.com.

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