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FIRST Scholarship Update--December
« on: December 22, 2008, 12:13:26 AM »

2009 FIRST Scholarship News – December Update

Greetings Teams,

Between now and Kickoff is a great time for high school juniors and seniors to be looking at the list of 2009 FIRST Scholarships at (just follow the link to the 2009 FIRST Scholarship Opportunities).  There are scholarships from over 120 colleges and organizations that are directed specifically at FIRST students like you!  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to help pay for college.

Now you can print a summary list of the current 2009 FIRST Scholarships Listed by State.  The link to this printable list is on the 2009 FIRST Scholarship Opportunities page. This is a good list to share with your parents, other teammates, and your guidance counselor.

Changes to Scholarships:

Please note that since our last FIRST Scholarship News email blast, there has been a change:

    * Idaho State University has now confirmed a $3,000 scholarship for 2009.

Keep checking the website for new and updated information.  Hint:  you can sort the scholarship list by clicking on the Date Posted column header and look at any new or updated listings since the date you last visited the site.

Seniors:  These scholarships have application deadlines during January:

    * Adelphi University – 1/1/09
    * University of Rochester – 1/1/09
    * Clarkson University – 1/15/09
    * Fairleigh Dickinson University – 1/15/09
    * Florida Institute of Technology – 1/15/09
    * Hampshire College – 1/15/09
    * Bradley University – 1/15/09
    * Tulane Technology – 1/15/09
    * Washington University in St. Louis/Boeing – 1/15/09
    * Grand Valley State University – 1/31/09
    * University of Missouri-Kansas City – 1/31/09
    * Washington State University – 1/31/09

Check out the 2009 FIRST Scholarship Offerings right now at:


***   The following special messages are from some of our FIRST Scholarship Providers  and may contain links to the providers web site.  Note that if you click on a hot link below, you will be outside the realm of the FIRST email community and you may be giving that organization the right to communicate with you via email.   ***

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Adelphi University

Adelphi University invites your application for consideration of FIRST Scholarships!

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Scholarships
FIRST scholarships are awarded to one full-time incoming freshman who has participated in the FIRST  FRC or FTC programs or has been a mentor for an FLL team during his/her high school career. To Apply go to  and click on scholarships.  The application form is online for your convenience.

Application Process: A student is encouraged to first file an admissions application and then complete and file the FIRST Scholarship Application form no later than January 1 to ensure maximum eligibility. An essay and letter of recommendation must also accompany the completed scholarship application form.

Special Provisions: Students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA each year and must meet the following minimum standards: (1) acceptance into and continued enrollment in full-time study (minimum 12 credits) leading to a bachelor's degree; and (2) the student must have currently participated in a qualified FIRST program; and (3) the student must maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average for renewal; and (4) the student is not subject to any disciplinary action.

Notification: Eligible students will receive a letter of notification from the Scholarship Committee. After filing the FAFSA, a financial assistance award summary detailing all financial aid will be mailed to the student.

For further information: Contact Adelphi University Office of Student Financial Services, 516.877.3080.

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 DigiPen Institute of Technology

Attention FIRST Robotics participants!  Interested in turning your FIRST Robotics experience into a career?  Consider an education at the world’s first college to offer a Bachelor’s degree focused on game development. Long considered an industry leader, DigiPen Institute of Technology provides a unique combination of theory and practical, hands-on experience you will not find at another institution.  Check us out, and you will discover, as many others have, that it is our tradition of academic excellence, world-class faculty, strong industry connections, and passionate students that continue to make us stand out.

DigiPen offers the following undergraduate degree programs:

    * Bachelor of Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation (Game Programming)
    * Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (Robotics)
    * Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts in Game Design
    * Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production Animation

DigiPen is offering up to 7 scholarships for FIRST participants, apply early to ensure consideration.  Visit to learn more.

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Lindenwood University –

Lindenwood University in cooperation with the FIRST program would like to offer all students participating on a FIRST Robotics Competition team an opportunity to finance their education by offering a $4,000 scholarship renewable up to 128 credit hours as long as the student maintains a 2.0 GPA.

Lindenwood University is a dynamic four-year liberal arts institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. Our historic 500-acre campus is situated in the heart of St. Charles, MO. We offer more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to approximately 14,500 students through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood University is known nationally and internationally for innovation, entrepreneurship and extraordinary dedication to students. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Apply online:

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301
Sara Wiedman
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Society of Women Engineers – Space Coast Section (SWE-SC)

Scholarships for Graduating Senior Women

SWE-SC awards an annual scholarship to a graduating high school senior girl going to school anywhere in Florida who is a team member of a FIRST FRC team or FTC team and entering an engineering program.  Local scholarships are also available for female students residing in Brevard, Indian River, or Volusia counties who will enroll in a freshman in engineering, mathematics and/or computer science program are awarded annually.  Applications are available at  Deadlines are January 31, 2009 for the high school program, and March 15, 2009 for the SWE/FIRST program.

SWE sponsors over $400,000 in national scholarships open to women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in engineering or computer science.  Web applications for scholarships open on March 1, 2009, and are due May 15, 2009.  Information can be found at (click on “Scholarships”)

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Go Teams!

FIRST Robotics Competition

Phone 1-800-871-8326 ext. 0
Fax 603-666-3907
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