FIRST Scholarship Provider: National Fluid Power Association

Apr 19, 2021 Written by FIRST Scholarship Provider: National Fluid Power Association
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For the 2021 FIRST® GAME CHANGERSSM powered by Star Wars: Force for Change season, consider using fluid power as part of your competition design! If you do, not only can you apply for NFPA's $40,000 scholarship, but we can help you find a mentor to help your team learn more about the benefits of fluid power.

The NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship is a scholarship program that launched with the 2016-17 school year. In support of the mission of FIRST® , NFPA will be offering one merit-based scholarship, for $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years), to a high school senior who participates as part of a 2021 FIRST® Robotics Competition Team and uses fluid power in their design. This scholarship may be used to study engineering at any accredited technical college or university in the United States.

The goal of the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship is to bring an awareness of fluid power options in robotics to high school students and to stimulate increased use of fluid power products in this competition.

Applications are due May 1, 2021 (Midnight - Central Standard Time). The scholarship award winner will be notified in July.

For more information and to apply, visit:

Curious about the students that have received the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship? You can learn more about them here.

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is a trade association focused on strengthening the hydraulics and pneumatics industry. With over 300 fluid power manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in its membership, NFPA works to advance fluid power education, technology and the industry as a whole.

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