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Make the Most of FIRST Championship

Apr 11, 2019 Written by FIRST Staff

FIRST® Championship is here and we want to make sure that you’re prepared to take advantage of the non-robot activities that the event has to offer! Specifically, the activities that will take your FIRST experiences and help you harness them for your next steps in life – whether continued education, career, or just staying in touch with the FIRST Community!

 Here are some tips to take advantage of these activities at #FIRSTChamp whether you’re attending in person or online:

Scholarship Provider: Rice University

Mar 18, 2019 Scholarship Provider: Rice University

FIRST Scholarship Provider Rice University invites FIRST Championship attendees to join a special on-campus information session and tour for prospective students on Tuesday, April 16 at 3 pm.

Register to join at or click here to learn more


FIRST Scholarship Provider: TKS The Knowledge Society

Feb 19, 2019 Written by FIRST Scholarship Provider: TKS

The Knowledge Society (TKS) is selecting highly ambitious students ages 13-17 year old to expose them to cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Genomics, Quantum Computing, so that they can solve some of the world’s most important problems.

Scholarship Provider: McMaster University

Feb 12, 2019 Written by FIRST Scholarship Provider: McMaster University

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University, located in Hamilton, Canada and ranked among the world's top 100 universities, has been a strong supporter of FIRST since our inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition District Event in 2017. Since then, we have hosted a #FIRSTatMAC event every year for FIRST teams and their teachers, mentors, parents, and sponsors. Learn more about the 2019 event here!

Scholarship Provider: Louisiana State University (LSU)

Jan 10, 2019 Written by FIRST Scholarship Provider: Louisiana State University (LSU)


For several years the LSU College of Engineering has been involved with FIRST by hosting FIRST kickoffs and launch events, providing robotics mentors to FIRST teams, and enrolling numerous FIRST alumni in our degree programs… and now we are excited to strengthen our ties to FIRST students even more by launching our own FIRST Scholarship opportunity for incoming students entering in the fall 2019 term!

Scholarship Provider: Syracuse University

Dec 03, 2018 Written by FIRST Alum and Syracuse Student, Nate Kuhl

My experiences with FIRST inspired my strong interest in robotics, which I have continued to pursue in college.

FIRST Scholarship Provider: Make School

Nov 01, 2018 Written by FIRST Scholarship Provider: Make School

Bachelor’s degrees in Applied Computer Science at a college for the 21st century

Now Open: 2019 Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship

Oct 22, 2018 Written by FIRST Scholarship Provider: the Dr. Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship Fund

FIRST Scholarship Provider: New Hampshire Governor's Cup

Oct 05, 2018 Written by FIRST New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Governor's Cup will take place on October 13, 2018 at the ALLWell North facility at Plymouth State University, and is open to all New Hampshire FIRST Robotics Competition teams. This unique one-day opportunity will provide 2018-2019 FIRST Robotics Competition teams an off-season competition with an extremely exciting potential reward for the graduating class of 2019 FIRST students.

2019 FIRST Scholarship Program is Live!

Sep 14, 2018 Written by FIRST Staff

The 2019 FIRST Scholarship Program has launched at - Make sure check early and often as we add new scholarships all the time and you don't' want to miss out! 

New to the FIRST Scholarship Program? Take a peek at our FIRST Scholarship Search Series from last year to get all the tips and tricks for maximizing your search.