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The IEEE James C. Klouda Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of James C. Klouda and his professional career in the field of electromagnetic compatibility. The Scholarship Fund awards, on an annual basis, a scholarship to a qualified undergraduate student who seeks an electrical engineering degree with emphasis in the field of electromagnetic compatibility or a related discipline from an accredited US university or college.



The scholarship candidate must:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in electrical engineering at an accredited university or college inside the US (distance-learning or online-course students are not eligible)
  • Have completed freshman year in an electrical engineering program at an accredited university or college, residing in the US
  • Hold a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Have completed college coursework in electromagnetic compatibility or in a related discipline

Note: No relatives of current members of the IEEE Board of Directors, the EMC-S Governing Board, the EMC-S Awards and Recognition Committee, the IEEE James C. Klouda Memorial Scholarship Committee, or IEEE staff may be candidates nor nominate or endorse candidates for this scholarship.


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Prizes are:

  • A maximum of US$1,000 for one student for school expenses (tuition, books, student fees)
  • EMC-S Student Membership for 12 months for one student

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Scholarship schedule

  • Deadline for submission of applications: 31 January
  • Deadline for results from Selection Committee: 15 March
  • Approval from EMC-S ExCom:
    • Communication to scholarship recipient: May/June
    • Announcement of recipient/presentation at EMC-S Annual Symposia Meeting: August


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Basis for judging

Selection criteria will be based on evaluation of the following criteria:

  • Evidence of maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • One referral letter from an individual who is qualified to evaluate the applicant’s academic accomplishments (e.g., professor, administrator, employer, internship organization)
  • Additional consideration will be afford to scholarship applicants who reside in IEEE Region 4
  • Presentation. No specific presentation is necessary; however, award presentation may be made at EMC Annual Symposia Meeting if recipient indicates intention to attend

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