Start up grants for new FTC teams

For the upcoming 2014- 2015 season, new FTC teams may be eligible for grants from FIRST. Grants are for $275 and cover first year registration fees. Teams are responsible for raising additional funds for robot kits, event registration, and any team expenses.

For more information and to apply:

FTC grant info

FTC sample budget 2014-15

Grant-related questions should be directed to Questions about Delaware team registration should be directed to

Photo: A.Groisman

Photo: A.Groisman

Axalta Coating Systems scholarship competition

What does one promising area FTC student have in common with one of the fastest drivers in NASCAR history – four-time champion, Jeff Gordon?

This spring both will be sponsored by Axalta Coating Systems, one of the newest corporate donors to FSR.

This year, Axalta Coating Systems will award one (1) $2,500 scholarship to a DE high school senior participating in the Delaware FIRST Tech Challenge. Their goal is to help exceptionally promising students reach their full potential through higher education.

FSR encourages all Delaware FTC seniors to consider applying. The deadline is May 23 noon EST.

Applicants must email their completed application form along with their high school transcript to First State Robotics.   They will be notified of submission and award status by Friday, June 6, 2014. The scholarships are non-renewable.

To be eligible applicant must be

  • A high school senior in 2013/2014 school year and must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • An active participant on a Delaware FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics team
  • Accepted as full-time student at a college or accredited trade school
  • Planning to attend an accredited college starting fall, 2014, and work towards a STEM based certification or degree

How to Apply:

Applicant must submit a completed application form along with a high school transcript to First State Robotics.

Send email including application and essay to: by Friday, May 23 at 12:00 EST.

Questions about Axalta FTC scholarship to Joe Perrotto at

Learn more about Axalta Coating Systems

Learn more about Axalta Racing 

Panel discussion: Today’s Girls in Tomorrow’s Workplace

MOE 365 invites local high school students to join DuPont Chief Engineer Karen Fletcher and a panel of women in engineering and other STEM careers to learn what it takes to become an engineer and how engineers at companies like DuPont can make a positive difference on society. The event, called Today’s Girls in Tomorrow’s Workplace, will be held on Monday, May 19th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in Building 730 of DuPont’s Chestnut Run Plaza campus at 974 Centre Road, Wilmington. Refreshments will be available.


Please RSVP to by May 17 or call 302-695-3590 for more information.