Each year, ISEA awards the Lincoln C. Bailey Memorial Scholarship to a college student who is the son or daughter of a member company employee.  This is an unrestricted $2,500 grant, for a student entering the junior or senior year at an accredited four-year college or university.  It’s a benefit to your company through your ISEA membership, and we strongly urge you to participate.

About the Lincoln C. Bailey Memorial Scholarship

The Lincoln C. Bailey Memorial Scholarship was established in 1989 by ISEA to honor the memory of Mr. Bailey, a leader of the industry, who passed away December 30, 1988.

The purpose of the Scholarship is to recognize and financially assist talented young people in achieving their fullest potential. ISEA believes this Scholarship Program exemplifies the spirit of concern and interest in education demonstrated over the years by Lincoln C. Bailey.

The scholarship recipient is selected by an independent panel, not affiliated with any member of the ISEA staff or a member company.  Member companies can download application forms, information and selection criteria from the links below in the “Scholarship Resources” section.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Applicant must be a son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, or legally adopted ward of an employee of an ISEA member company, a safety division or that part of a company that holds membership in ISEA, or of an employee of ISEA.
  • Applicant must be a full-time student completing his/her sophomore or junior year at an accredited college or university in the United States taking courses leading to a bachelor’s degree. Applicants who apply as sophomores and are not selected may reapply in their junior year.
  • Applicant must demonstrate successful academic and extra-curricular achievements through the application process and verified by a current school transcript.

Scholarship Resources

NOTE: 2017 applications must be postmarked no later than February 15th. (CLOSED)

  • ISEA is now soliciting applications for the scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Students in any course of study are eligible.  They are asked to complete an application and return it to ISEA along with a transcript, financial information and letters of recommendation. 
  • Below you’ll find the download links to the scholarship criteria, an application form, and a small poster to display in order to publicize the opportunity to your employees. Please fill in the appropriate contact within your company on the poster, make additional copies of all the documents as needed, or direct them to this web page to download the application.

Download Links:

Scholarship Criteria (MS Word)

Application Form (MS Word)

Company Announcement Poster (MS Word)

For more information, contact Ann Feder at or call 703-525-1695.