The International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) is offering the Rudolf Kapustin Memorial Scholarship


To encourage and assist college-level students interested in the field of aviation safety and aircraft occurrence investigation.


The ISASI Rudolf Kapustin Memorial Scholarship fund is established through donations and will provide an annual allocation of funds for the scholarship if funds are available.


All members of ISASI enrolled as full time students in a recognized (note ISASI recognized) education program, which includes courses in aircraft engineering and/or operations, aviation psychology, aviation safety and/or aircraft occurrence investigation, etc., with major or minor subjects that focus on aviation safety/investigation are eligible for the scholarship. A student who has received the annual ISASI Rudolf Kapustin Memorial Scholarship will not be eligible to apply for it again.

Administration of the Fund

The President of ISASI will appoint a two person committee to be executors and administrators of the fund. The ISASI Treasurer will oversee all expenditures. The Scholarship Fund Committee will check that the education program is at a recognized school and applicable to the aims of the Society, assess the applications and determine the most suitable candidate. Donors and recipients will be advised if donations are made in honor of a particular individual.

Annual Scholarship

Funded attendance at ISASI Annual Seminar An award of $1500 will be made to each student who wins the competitive writing requirement, meets the application requirements and will register for the ISASI annual seminar. The award will be used to cover costs for the seminar registration fees, travel, and lodging/meals expenses. Any expenses above and beyond the amount of the award will be borne by the recipient. ISASI will assist with coordination and control the expenditure of funds.

Additional Benefit

Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI) will award a tuition free scholarship to the annual recipient. “The winner(s) can select any regularly scheduled commercial AAI Course or, if they have previously completed a basic investigation course, any on of the other SCSI scheduled investigation courses. E-mail:

Application requirements

  • A full time student who meets the Eligibility requirement stated above and has been enrolled for a duration of one year.
  • The student must be a member of ISASI.
  • The student is to submit a 1000 (+/- 10%) word paper in English addressing “the challenges for air safety investigators”.
  • The paper is to be the students own work and must be countersigned by the student’s tutor/academic supervisor as authentic, original work.
  • The papers will be judged on their content, original thinking, logic and clarity of expression.
  • The student must complete the application form and submit it to ISASI with their paper by April 3, 2006.

The Judges decision will be final.

For more information please visit the ISASI website at