FIRST Scholarship Information

From the latest FTC Email Blast:

FIRST Scholarship Information

The 2009 FIRST Scholarship Opportunities are now posted on our website
at: www.usfirst.org/scholarships. The display format provides a
searchable scholarship database that lets you narrow your search based
on the state where you want to attend college, your FIRST Program (FRC
or FTC), and/or your current grade in school.

Currently over 85 schools or organizations throughout the country are
offering from $500 to full tuition scholarships to FIRST Tech
Challenge students. Over $7 million in scholarship funding is offered
from schools like Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MIT, Drexel
University, Penn State, Northwestern University, University of
Texas-Austin, University of Southern California, and Tulane University.

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.

We are still waiting for a few schools to update their 2008
Scholarship offerings. Their offering and application deadlines may
be similar to those listed for last year, but be sure to confirm this
with the scholarship provider. As new scholarships are offered and
existing ones are confirmed, the website listing will be updated. So
check the Scholarship website frequently.

New Scholarships for 2009

California State University, Los Angeles/Boeing

Florida A&M University/Boeing

Milwaukee School of Engineering

New Mexico State University/Boeing

Northwestern University

SME Education Foundation

Sweet Briar College

University of Minnesota/PTC

University of Washington/Boeing

Washington University St. Louis/Boeing

Seniors: Note that the following schools have deadlines coming up soon:

Olin College of Engineering (Dec 1)

University of Texas-Austin (Dec 1)

University of Southern California (Dec 1)

Juniors: Note that the following schools offer scholarships to Juniors:

College of Southern Maryland

Drexel University

ITT Technical Institute

Lawrence Technological University

Polytechnic University

Temple University

Mentors: Please encourage and assist students in applying for
scholarships. And please help get this information into the hands of
parents and guidance counselors. They will definitely want to know
about FIRST scholarships!

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