Opportunities are out there for millions in scholarships from colleges, universities, and corporations who support FIRST Robotics.
These offer exclusive financial help available only to FIRST team members, giving them a leg up when seeking college funding- whether you plan to attend technical schools or traditional four-year institutions.
- Most are for use at the specific college or university for example, this year there are eight (8) to Drexel University in Philadelphia, three (3) to Fairleigh-Dickinson in New Jersey, one to Penn State and twenty (20) to Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.
- There are full tuition scholarships, such as to Northeastern or MIT both in Massachusetts.
- Some can be used at any school, like the ASME Auxiliary Lucy and Charles W. E. Clarke Scholarship FIRST® Scholarship or the Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship Fund.
- About 35% of FIRST Scholarships can be used for any course of study, not just engineering, such as Portland State in Oregon or University of Rochester in New York.
Application deadlines vary, but some are as early as December. Be sure to ask your FRC or FTC coach if you need a letter of support.
Learn more about these and MANY others here– http://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships-overview