Welcome to the FIRST Scholarship Program
Many colleges and universities, professional associations, and corporations offer college scholarships to high school students on FIRST teams. This is official recognition of the knowledge and technical and life skills these students have gained from participating in a FIRST program.
For 2014, we have over 170 confirmed scholarship providers that are making available almost 900 individual scholarship opportunities with a total value of more than $19,000,000.
New providers are joining the FIRST Scholarship Program often- So keep checking back here to see new scholarships. Also, be sure to check the FIRST Scholarship Newsletter for special information.
Attending the 2014 FIRST Championship in April? Find out which of our providers will be a part of the 2014 FIRST Championship Scholarship Row Sponsored by Novelis and how you can attend our FIRST Scholarship Winners' Breakfast Sponsored by SpaceX.
Are funded and administered by the Scholarship Providers (colleges, universities, corporations, etc.), not by FIRST
Each have unique eligibility requirements, deadline dates, and application procedures
Are usually for use at a specific provider college or university, but a few can be used at any school
Are typically merit-based, and cover a broad range of scholastic abilities
Are not just for Engineering majors - roughly 35% of FIRST Scholarships can be used for any course of study
Vary from one-time awards of $500 to full four-year tuition (estimated at $160,000)
Questions about specific scholarships should be directed to the contact listed in each description. General FIRST Scholarship Program questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.