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1 Scholarships for Doing What You Love Nancy McIntyre FIRST Senior Mentor

2 Make this Poster Visible to Students Post in Math Room Post in Science Classrooms Post in Team Workspace Post in Guidance Office Post in Cafeteria Post in Activities Office Post in Computer Lab

3 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 competition. For 2011, over 128 scholarship providers are making available over 853 individual scholarship opportunities with a total value of over $14 Million!

4 FIRST Scholarships: Vary from one-time awards of $1,000 to full four-year tuition (estimated at $153,000) Are typically merit-based and cover a broad range of scholastic abilities May be for STEM majors (60%); or for any course of study (40%) Are usually for use at a specific college/university, but a few can be used at any school Each have their own eligibility requirements, deadline dates, and application procedures

5 What types of scholarships are available? There are scholarships specifically for engineering, computer science, technology, science, or math, and many others that can be applied to any course of study. Most scholarships are for academic achievements, but some are for financial need and others simply for participation on a FIRST team. There are plenty of scholarship opportunities for all students to consider.

6 New Scholarships for 2011: Clemson University (Clemson, SC) – four scholarships of $2,500/year renewable up to $10,000 for any major in the College of Engineering and Science. (Due 3/1/11) College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, ME) – four scholarships of $10,000/year renewable up to $40,000 for any enrolled FIRST participant majoring in any course of study. (Due 2/15/11) Eastern Washington University (Cheney, WA) – fifteen scholarships of $2,000/year up to $4,000 for Washington state residents studying engineering, technology, math, or computer science. (Due 8/31/11) Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) – one non-renewable scholarship of $1,500 for the study of Computer Science or Computer Engineering. (Due 1/15/11) American Petroleum Institute – Delta Chapter (LA) – one non- renewable scholarship for $1,500 to a student participating in the FIRST Bayou Regional who will be studying any degree pertaining to oil and gas industry at any college. (Due 3/15/11)

7 Approaching Deadlines Seniors: Note that the following schools have deadlines coming up soon: University of Southern California (Dec 1) University of Texas-Austin (Dec 1) Teradata Corporation (Dec 10)

8 Juniors: Note that the following schools offer scholarships to Juniors: College of Southern Maryland Eastern Washington University ITT Technical Institute Lawrence Technological University Polytechnic University QuestBridge Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/BAE Systems Virginia Tech/BAE Systems (***only for Junior women***)

9 For Girls Only Society of Women Engineers - Houston Area TX $1,500 non-renewable More details... More details... Woman pursuing Engineering at school of your choice. Must attend Texas high school or plan to attend college in Texas 3/31/ FRC FTC Sr Sweet Briar College $ 1,000/year up to $4,000 for FIRST participation More details... View Application... Any course of studyMore details... View Application... Any course of study 3/1/2011 unlimited FRC FTC Sr Virginia Tech$2,500/year up to $10,000 More details... Woman studying EngineeringMore details... Woman studying Engineering 4/1/2011 1FRC FTC Sr

10 What to ask at the college fair All Students: When talking to school representatives at colleges or college fairs, ask if they offer a FIRST Scholarship. If they dont, tell them about FIRST and why they should be trying to attract FIRST students by offering a FIRST Scholarship!

11 Team Main Contact: Please help get FIRST Scholarship information into the hands of students, parents and guidance counselors. There are additional materials to help you do this on the FIRST Scholarship Resources webpage at: px?id= Check it out! px?id=15411 Please use the FRC TIMS system to enter contact information for a Scholarship Contact (team member who will help promote college and scholarship awareness to students) and/or Guidance Counselor. FIRST will periodically send them special information about FIRST Scholarships.

12 20 California Scholarships Scholarship Provider State, City Brief Description Planned Major or Spec Qualification Deadline Qty Avail Program (s) Grades ASME - ASME Auxiliary ASME - ASME Auxiliary (Not Yet Confirmed) any $5,000 non-renewable for an ABET accredited Mechanical Engineering school/program More details... More details... Must be nominated by an ASME member; for Mechanical Engineering or ME Technology degree 3/15/ FRCSr. BAE Systems Any $1,000 non-renewable More details... More details... Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. Student must be on team sponsored by BAE Systems 4/30/ FRCSr.

13 More Scholarships Cal Poly San Luis Obispo/BA E Systems CA, San Luis Obispo $1,250/year renewable up to $5,000 More details... View Application...More details...View Application... Engineering 4/11/ FRC FTC Sr. California State University Northridge CA, Northridge $2,500/year renewable up to $10,000 over 4 years More details... More details... Engineering or Computer Science 3/1/ FRC FTC Sr. California State University, Los Angeles/Bo eing CA, Los Angeles $5,000/year up to $20,000 More details... More details... Engineering 2/1/ FRC FTC Sr.

14 More CA Scholarships DeVry University AZ CA CO FL GA IL IN MD MI MN MO NV NJ NY NC OH OK OR PA TN TX UT VA WA WI AB KY $2,500 per semester (valued up to $22,500) More details... View Application...More details...View Application... Any course of study, onsite or online 5/1/ FRC FTC Sr. Fluid Power Educational Foundation Fluid Power Educational Foundation (Not Yet Confirmed) $500 non-renewable More details... View Application...More details...View Application... Engineering or Engineering Technology at FPEF Key School. Must be on team using pneumatics in robot 5/31/ or more FRCSr. Harvey Mudd College CA, Claremont $10,000/year up to $40,000 More details... More details... Any course of study 1/25/ FRCSr.

15 More CA Scholarships Internation al Fluid Power Society Any $2,500 non-renewable More details... View Application...More details...View Application... ABET 4-year post-secondary Engineering or Engineering Technology School; must use pneumatics on team robot 5/31/ FR C Sr. ITT Technical Institute AZ CA GA ID IN LA MD MA MI MO NV NY NC OH OK PA SC TX VA WA WV WI $9,000/year up to $18,000 toward associates degree More details... View Application...More details...View Application... Any associates degree program at a participating campus 4/8/ per campus FR C FTC Jr. Sr.

16 More CA Scholarships Nuts, Bolts & Thingamaji gs, The Foundation of FMA, Intl.Nuts, Bolts & Thingamaji gs, The Foundation of FMA, Intl. (Not Yet Confirmed) Up to $3,000 or $5,000 non- renewable scholarship More details... More details... Engineering or manufacturing- related course of study at any college or trade school 4/1/20 10 up to 12 FR C FT C Sr. P QuestBridge QuestBridge (Not Yet Confirmed) Any Generous to full 4-year scholarships to some of the nations most selective colleges More details... More details... High-achieving student from low-income family (<$60,000/year) 3/31/20 10 unlimite d FR C FTC Jr. Raytheon Company Any $1,000 non-renewable More details... More details... Math, Science, or Technology at school of your choice 4/30/ FR C FTC Sr. P

17 More CA Scholarships SME Education Foundation Any $1,250 non-renewable at accredited school of your choice More details... View Application...More details...View Application... Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, or a closely related program 2/1/ FR C FT C Sr. P Southern California Regional Robotics Forum (SCRRF)/Ti me Warner Cable CA $1,000 non-renewable More details... More details... Engineering, Math, Science, Technology, on So.California team at qualifying regional events in So. California 2/24/ or 3 FR C FT C Sr.

18 More Local Scholarships Team San Diego/Time Warner Cable CA, San Diego $1,000 non-renewable More details... View Application...More details...View Application... College/major of your choice. Student must be member of a Team San Diego team 2/12/ FRCSr. Teradata Corporation CA GA OH NC SC $1,000 non-renewable More details... View Application...More details...View Application... Student must be on team sponsored by Teradata Corporation. Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math 12/10/ 2010 up to 10 FRC FTC Sr. University of Southern California CA, Los Angeles $5,000/year up to $20,000 More details... More details... Engineering 12/1/ FRC FTC Sr.

19 Westwood CollegeWestwood College (Not Yet Confirmed) CA CO GA IL TX VA $2,500 non-renewable More details... More details... Any course of study 7/1/ FRC FTC Sr. Keep Checking the FIRST Website for additional Scholarships!

20 Visit the FIRST Website at You are also welcome to ask me any questions; Nancy McIntyre


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