The academic achievement required to gain scholarship consideration is to submit an essay with 600 or more words on the topic of Future Industrial Automation Technology. This will require internet research and demonstrate that the applicant has computer and internet literacy which is essential to work with today's automation technology. Ten full scholarships for a total of $10,000 plus in education will be awarded. Courses these scholarships will fully fund are (Each recipient receives all 7 independent study certificate courses, courses in win pc software format) Motor Controls, VFD Basics, HMI Basics, PLC Training, Electrical and PLC Troubleshooting, PAC Training, DeviceNet Basics. Note: No applicant or winner, will ever be charged any fee, shipping or any cost to student. No payment information will ever be required in relationship to this scholarship. AST-CCs Scholarship Criteria: The online scholarship information and application was designed to be as simple as possible under Lean Six Sigma principles, some of the criteria is implied on application page, and is not spelled out on the summary page. This was done by design, to simultaneously filter only qualified applicant who may excel in independent study, problem solving and have necessary computer skills to qualify. So only those who will benefit the most from this AST-CCs Scholarship for Engineering and Maintenance Students, will make it through application process.