FIRST Scholarship Option 2: How Does It Work

  1. Your organization deals directly with the college or university to determine the funding and scholarship arrangements.  The school will provide FIRST with information about the scholarship amount, quantity of scholarships, eligibility requirements, application date and a written description of the scholarship.
  2. FIRST markets the scholarship offering by a variety of methods.  If the yearly total scholarship offering is valued at $40,000 or more, the school has the opportunity to join other scholarship providers with a promotional booth (staffed by school representatives) at the Championship, which takes place April 24-27, 2013 in St. Louis at the Edward Jones Dome at The America's Center.
  3. The school receives the student applications, reviews them, selects winners, administers the funds, notifies the winners, and manages all scholarship needs with admitted students.  (Any arrangement for sharing information about scholarship applicants/winners is between your organization and the school.)
  4. FIRST recognizes the school, your organization, and the scholarship winners (if selected in time) at the FIRST Championship.  We also post a list of scholarship winners on our web site. 

If you would like more information about offering this kind of scholarship, contact Nancy Rosenberg at (603) 666-3906 x 451 or (800) 871-8326 x 451 or send email to scholarships@usfirst.org.