2018 RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate I/ITSEC Scholarship


Details for the 2018 RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate I/ITSEC Scholarship

Applications will be accepted through mid June 2018. Funds will be available to the student for the Fall 2018 Quarter/Semester.

Nature of Scholarship

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is pleased to announce the Twenty-Sixth Annual I/ITSEC Graduate Student Scholarships. Renamed the RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate Scholarships, or Lewis Scholarships, awards are being offered at a Masters level in the amount $5,000, and at a Doctoral level in the amount of $10,000. The scholarships are being offered to stimulate student interest and university participation in preparing individuals for leadership in the Modeling & Simulation, Training and Education communities. By investing in our future workforce, the Lewis Scholarships encourage expansion of the I/ITSEC community and promote innovation through direct investment in our community’s future leaders. In the event that suitable candidates for one level are not identified, funds may be combined to provide two awards at the same level of study. The scholarship recipient(s) will attend I/ITSEC 2018 (November 26 - 30, 2018) at the expense of the I/ITSEC organization, where he or she will be recognized, view the latest in simulation, training and education technologies and meet leading figures from Government, Industry, and Academia associated with this community.


The applicant must be a U.S. citizen and successfully complete undergraduate studies by the end of Spring Term 2018. The applicant also must be enrolled or accepted for a full-time masters or doctoral program in any of the following disciplines:

Engineering (Modeling, Simulation, and/or Training Related)
Operations Research/Systems Analysis/Mathematics
Distance Learning Methodologies
Human Factors (Psychology or Engineering)
Instructional Design and Training Methodology
Computer Science and/or Information Sciences
Selection Criteria

The applicant must have a stated interest and career goal in the Modeling & Simulation, Training, and/or Education Industry
The award will be based on student merit as determined from the submitted application documents (see below).
Condition of Award

The scholarship must be used for education expenses (tuition, books, fees, room and board) and is subject to the established procedures/policies of the applicant's institution
If the successful applicant terminates his/her graduate studies and there are remaining funds, the institution will retain such funds for award to another student of their choice following the above eligibility guidelines.
The successful applicant will prepare an abstract and, if approved, a paper to be presented at I/ITSEC in the respective area of study one year after completion of the degree program or within three years of scholarship receipt, whichever occurs first.
Selection Panel/Scholarship Administration

A panel consisting of individuals from the academia and past and I/ITSEC chairs will determine the selection. Administration of the scholarship program will reside with the National Training Systems Association (NTSA), an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

How to Apply

Submit the following to the I/ITSEC Scholarship (Lewis Scholarship) Program, postmarked no later than June 19, 2018.

Statement of how the scholarship will aid student in career pursuit (not more than 500 words). The synopsis must include a description on how the scholarship fits into the applicant's planned career in the Modeling, Simulation, Training or Education field.
Proof of U.S. Citizenship (copy of Birth Certificate, Social Security, or Passport).
Personal resume to include positions, outstanding awards, publications (if any) and leadership capabilities. Ensure that your contact information (i.e. mailing address, phone and e-mail) is included.
Undergraduate transcript.
Graduate transcript (if applicable). Transcripts must be official.
Recommendations from major advisor and one professor from the aforementioned disciplines.
Submission Deadlines

Postmarked - June 18, 2018
Award announcement - August 3, 2018
Funds Available - Fall Term, 2018
Direct Further Inquiries and Provide Submissions to:

National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA)
I/ITSEC Scholarship/Lewis Scholarship Program
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201-3061
Phone: (703) 247-2569
E-mail: dlangelier@ndia.org

* NTSA is pleased to add the Leonard P. Gollobin Graduate Scholarship to the I/ITSEC collection of scholarships. This scholarship program was generously bequeathed by Mr. Gollobin to direct students developing their technical talents into the defense industry. Throughout his career, Mr. Gollobin led scientific initiatives that improved our defense systems and strategically shaped our military capabilities. NTSA administers this scholarship with the intent to provide financial support for those seeking advanced degrees and a path to leverage their commitment to strengthen our nation's security.