Named in memory of James O. Gray, the scholarship recognizes students pursuing studies in process control systems engineering, plant automation or instrumentation & measurement. This scholarships consists of $5,000 and a certificate for both an undergraduate and a graduate student. Funds will be paid to the school on behalf of the student. The award will be presented at the IEEE International Systems Conference held each spring in North America.
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 them personally. 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.