Scholarship reminder to high school seniors and juniors

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–


Delaware volunteers recognized

Carol Perrotto

Carol Perrotto Woodie Flowers Award

Carol Perrotto- 2016 Woodie Flowers Award Finalist

Last April 16, at the Mid-Atlantic Robotics District Championship held at Lehigh University, longtime MOE FRC mentor and FSR board member, Carol Perrotto, was named the mid-Atlantic region’s 2016 finalist for the prestigious  Woodie Flowers award. In addition to her role as team mentor, Carol has served on the board of Mid-Atlantic Robotics and as referee and head referee at regional and international FRC events.

This award recognizes and celebrates “effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design and mentors who lead, inspire and empower using excellent communication skills.”

Students across the world can nominate a mentor for consideration– someone who has done an outstanding job of motivation through communication while also challenging them to be clear and succinct as well as to recognize the value of communication. Each year regional and district finalists  vie for the Woodie Flowers Award (WFA) which is presented to one winner at the FIRST World Championship.

We are so fortunate in our high caliber of mentors here in Delaware. Over the years, four FSR mentors have received the finalist award and, in 2011,  John Larock was named World Champion Woodie Flowers Award Winner.

Woodie Flowers Finalist Awards from FSR
  • 2004 – Joe Perrotto
  • 2005 – Lou Rosanio
  • 2006 – John Larock
  • 2016 – Carol Perrotto


China Genwright

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China Genwright, 2016 FIRST VISTA Volunteer award

From FIRST July Newsletter-

On June 24, 2016, FIRST VISTA member China Genwright was recognized for her outstanding work as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Delaware and the District of Columbia over the past two years during the third annual FedServe Inter-Agency STEM Volunteer Fair in Washington, DC.  She was described as a role model to other college grads, but we also know she is an amazing coach, event organizer, camp leader and more. Congratulations, China!

FLL and FLLJr teams! Are you ready?

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Set your clocks! Let the countdown begin!

New global challenges for FLL and FLLJr teams– Animal Allies and Creature Craze— will be released online August 30- click here.

Until then, gather your team mates and get registered at the new improved team registration site here.

And rookie Delaware FLL teams– don’t forget to sign up for FSR sponsorship here.