FIRST Scholarship Provider: BAE Systems

Mar 09, 2021 Written by FIRST Scholarship Provider: BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we create innovative technologies and solutions that give our warfighters and commercial customers an essential edge in meeting their most demanding missions. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today.

We’re proud to partner with FIRST® to help inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists, technicians and mathematicians who will help us tackle the world’s toughest challenges. That’s why we’re excited to announce that applications are now open for the BAE Systems FIRST Scholarship Program.

Launched in 2019, the BAE Systems FIRST Scholarship Program enhances opportunities for high school seniors planning to pursue careers in technology or engineering. We award a total of $40,000 in scholarships to eight students each year – divided into increments that span the course of four years – which can be used at the school of your choice. In addition to scholarship funding, we bring recipients together virtually for unique learning and networking opportunities focused on STEM career paths.

Quinn L., an alumna of FIRST® Robotics Competition Team 2881 The Lady Cans, was selected as a 2020 scholarship recipient and enrolled as a freshman at MIT this year. When asked how she plans to use her STEM degree, she shared, “I hope to be a researcher, writing computer programs to analyze genetic data and finding treatments for genetic diseases.” We hope you’re as inspired by Quinn’s goals as we are, and that you’ll consider applying to join her as a BAE Systems FIRST Scholarship recipient.

The BAE Systems FIRST Scholarship Program is the latest in a long line of company support for FIRST, which began nearly three decades ago. Since then, the company has donated more than $9 million to FIRST teams and events and sponsors over 160 teams across the country.

Students interested in a scholarship can apply or learn more by clicking here.

Students competing at a robotics competition

students at a robotics competition

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