Scholarship AnnouncementMatthew has received a FIRST Robotics scholarship from Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Matthew has demonstrated grasp of technology as part of the website sub-team and leadership as the co-captain in the 2012 season. Congratulations!
FIRST Scholarship UpdateAll students and parents are encouraged to follow FIRST Scholarship updates, available to all (although the scholarships may only be available to FRC team members) on the usfirst.org website.
There are many (too many to list in this newsletter) scholarships with application due dates coming up in April, May and June. A note to juniors: Two scholarship programs available to you only are approaching their application deadlines: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (due: 5/15) and the US Navy ROTC (due: 8/31).
Seniors, on the other hand, must pay attention to those application deadline dates. If you are late, you should not give up. If you find a school or a program you like, definitely call the school to ask if they would accept late application: Some do, and it certainly does not hurt to ask. Some scholarship programs also allow you to apply after you are in college. Finally, do not limit your search to the FIRST programs. Your experience with an FRC team may help you win other scholarships.
AlertRaytheon Company is once again offering a $1,000 FIRST Scholarship to 40 high school seniors or college students who have participated on an FRC or FTC team in high school. Applicants may use the scholarship at an accredited school of their choice for full-time study of math, science, or technology. The scholarship application deadline date is May 31, 2012. For the detailed scholarship description and instructions on how to apply for this FIRST Scholarship, visit:
Raytheon Company will also have a booth at Scholarship Row at the Championship.