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**FIRST EMAIL**/2009 FIRST Scholarship News - January Update

*** Team Contacts: Please pass this info on to students, parents, and high school guidance counselors! ***

*** See the special messages from some of our FIRST Scholarship Providers at the end of this email ***

2009 FIRST Scholarship News – January Update

Greetings Teams,

We hope your robot design and build is going well. But don’t let your enthusiasm for the robot let you lose sight of those FIRST Scholarship application deadlines! There are over 56 FIRST Scholarships with application deadlines between now and March 1st. Be sure to check out the FIRST Scholarship web page (at www.usfirst.org/scholarships ) and follow the link to the 2009 FIRST Scholarship Opportunities. Hint: you can sort the scholarship list by application deadline date by clicking on the Deadline column header.

New or Changed FIRST Scholarships:

* Purdue University/BAE Systems has added an additional $15,000 scholarship to their offering. They now are offering three scholarships, two for $15,000 and one for $10,000, payable over four years.
* Purdue University-Computer Science Department is offering four scholarships, each for $250.
* ITT Technical Institute has updated their scholarship description with an additional participating campus, in Tempe, AZ. They now have 33 participating ITT Tech campuses throughout the country that are each offering one FIRST scholarship. Check their scholarship description to see if there is a participating campus in your area.
* BAE Systems will again be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to one student on each team that they support. This year BAE Systems is supporting nearly 100 teams!


*** The following special messages are from some of our FIRST Scholarship Providers and may contain links to the provider’s 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. ***


ASME/ASME Auxiliary

Are you an outstanding high school senior who is active on a FIRST Robotics Team? If yes, then we have the scholarship for you! The ASME Foundation – ASME Auxiliary FIRST Clarke Scholarship rewards aspiring mechanical engineers like you for your diligence, teamwork and, of course, for being a great student. This year vie for one of eight (8) $5000 awards toward tuition for the fall 2009 semester. Applicants must be nominated for consideration by an ASME member (student members included) or an ASME Auxiliary member. The application deadline is March 15, 2009.

The ASME Foundation assures the growth and longevity of the mechanical engineering community through support of ASME programs. The ASME Auxiliary supports the objectives of ASME to promote the advancement of mechanical engineering through the establishment and distribution of scholarships and loans to students on the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Visit: http://www.asme.org/Education/Colleg...RST_Clarke.cfm.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, what we do -- and do best -- is teach the science, practice, and business of the world of aviation and aerospace.

The University and its graduates have built an enviable record of achievement in every aspect of aviation and aerospace. Embry-Riddle's degree programs <http://www.erau.edu/degrees/all-degrees.html> represent the most comprehensive collection of aviation and aerospace-focused majors being taught anywhere today. The curriculum covers the operation, engineering, research, manufacturing, marketing, and management of modern aircraft and the systems that support them.

Residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida <http://www.erau.edu/campuses/daytona.html> , and Prescott, Arizona <http://www.erau.edu/campuses/prescott.html> , provide education in a traditional setting. Students study with faculty who are also industry experts, in excellent facilities with leading technology, and in programs that are career-oriented.

Learn more about the Prescott campus admission process <http://www.erau.edu/pr/admissions/> .

Learn more about the Daytona Beach campus admission process <http://www.erau.edu/db/admissions/> .

FIRST Robotics scholarship contact:

Debra Cates
Phone: (800) 888-3728 or (928) 777-6687
Email: catesd@erau.edu

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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation

Students preparing for manufacturing careers can get financial help with a scholarship from Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs: The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA).

Scholarships of up to $5,000 annually for college or $2,000 for trade school or community college are awarded. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for college scholarships; 2.0 for trade school or community college awards.

Students who are members of FMA or employees of a company member of FMA, or whose parent is a member or an employee of a member company, are eligible for $5,000 college scholarships. FMA offers a student membership for $25 per year. Nonmembers are eligible for $2,500 annual college scholarships. Trade school and community college applicants can receive $2,000 annually, must be a member, and can join when they apply.

Application <http://www.fma-foundation.org/Scholarships.cfm> deadline is April 3, 2009. Scholarships must be used during fall 2009 academic year.

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Illinois Institute of Technology

Dear FIRST Mentor,

Illinois Institute of Technology is a proud of its local and regional support of FIRST Robotics and is pleased to share information about admission and scholarships in order to assist students as they apply to colleges and universities.

As you prepare for the upcoming competition, allow me to explain how IIT works in cooperation with FIRST. We offer three merit-based scholarships to students who have been actively involved on a competing FIRST team. These scholarships <http://www.iit.edu/undergrad_admission/apply/scholarships.shtml#first> are valued at $6,000 per year available to eligible, admitted first-year students at IIT, and may not exceed tuition expenses.

If you or your team members have any questions about the FIRST scholarship, please contact Rishab Malhotra, at 312.567.3909, or rmalhot1@iit.edu

We wish you luck in your upcoming regional events and hope to see you in Atlanta for the National Championships!


Gerald P. Doyle
Associate Vice President
Undergraduate Admission

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Lake Superior State University

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding program in robotics? Then check out the Lake Superior State University (LSSU) robotics programs (http://www.lssu.edu/eng). Our students use real robots as they pursue nationally accredited degrees in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology. We also offer scholarships to FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) high-school participants planning to attend the LSSU School of Engineering and Technology. Up to 4 merit-based scholarships valued at $2,000 per year (renewable for a second year) have been established by LSSU's Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), faculty/staff, and alumni. Applicants must have at least a 3.3 High-School GPA and 24 ACT score. If you’d like more information on the scholarships, then applications are available at http://www.lssu.edu/eng/scholarships/index.php#top. The application deadline is March 1, 2009…so don’t delay.

Morrie Walworth
Associate Dean: College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Director: Intellectual Property and Economic Development
Lake Superior State University
650 West Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783

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Purdue University/BAE Systems

FIRST Participants 2009,

We hope you are revved up for a great Spring of FIRST Competition!! Purdue College of Engineering values the experience you’ll gain as a First Team member and hope you will join the Purdue FIRST student organization which supports 3 local teams as well as coordinates our Boilermaker Regional.

The Purdue University College of Engineering and BAE Systems Inc. are teaming up to sponsor two $15,000 scholarships and a $10,000 scholarship payable over four years. Eligible high school seniors have; participated in at least one full high school season with a FIRST robotics team, been admitted to Purdue University's College of Engineering, and completed the FIRST Scholarship Application. To learn more please access the application at http://www.usfirst.org/scholarships . The deadline is March 1, 2009.

Please check out the Purdue College of Engineering website at https://engineering.purdue.edu/ENE/Academics/FirstYear or you can contact us at engr-info@purdue.edu

Best wishes with your robot!!

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University of Massachusetts Lowell – Science Scholarship

Dear FIRST Participant:

Greetings from Bob Tamarin, Dean of Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, long known as a science and engineering powerhouse; I welcome your application for a FIRST Scholarship, open only to high school students who have participated in a FIRST event and who enroll at UMass Lowell. The scholarship application form can be found at:

http://www.usfirst.org/uploadedfiles...ship_Ap p.pdf

Our exceptional programs in the Sciences include:
Computer Science, including Robotics
Physics, including Radiation Health Physics and Photonics
Biology, including Bioinformatics
Chemistry, including Forensics
Math, including Statistics
Environmental Science, including Meteorology

Details of programs can be found at:


I hope that you will take a moment to consider our fine programs in the Sciences, at a University with many other colleges, allowing the opportunity for choices in a well-rounded education. I can be reached at: Robert_Tamarin@uml.edu. Thanks.

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University of Missouri

Our History …The University of Missouri became the first in the nation to teach engineering courses west of the Mississippi. From a handful of engineering undergraduates in 1849 to more than 1,900 in 2008, Mizzou Engineering has grown and excelled.

Living and Learning Communities … Freshman Interest Groups (FIGs) are available to engineering students in Wolpers and Mark Twain Residence Halls. These communities provide access to computer labs with engineering software and in-hall tutors. You’ll live and learn with engineering students, many of whom will be in your classes.

Our Students Are Involved … Our students participate in more than 33 student organizations, including Steel Bridge, Automated Computing Machinery, Concrete Canoe, Society of Women Engineers, and Engineers’ Club. In addition, each department has a student chapter of its national engineering society.

For more information …


Laura Forbes, Recruiting Coordinator

Mary Jo Adams, Scholarship Coordinator

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University of Rochester

As a FIRST participant, you are a sought-after applicant at great engineering schools around the country.

At the University of Rochester’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, you will pursue an Engineering degree, research with world-renowned faculty and pursue internships, while accessing Rochester’s famous open curriculum. Engineering students at Rochester are able to combine passions in engineering with music, theater and the rest of the liberal arts. For more information see: http://www.seas.rochester.edu/SEAS/

Looking for a great way to get an advanced degree in engineering? Ask about our Graduate Engineering At Rochester (GEAR) Program (http://enrollment.rochester.edu/admissions/learning/programs.shtm). This unique opportunity allows you to apply, as a senior in high school, to an accelerated combined degree program where you will earn your Bachelors and Masters degree in 5 years.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

“WPI has been a dream come true. The communal learning and sharing of knowledge along with real world applications and guidelines has me feeling prepared for the future and the challenges it will bring.”

-Michael A. Delph, WPI Design Innovation Scholarship recipient, Class of 2012

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is pleased to announce that again, in 2009, we will award the WPI Design Innovation Scholarships to FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) or FIRST Technical Challenge (FTC) team student participants. Our Regular Admission application deadline of February 1 is fast approaching, so please remind any high school seniors on your team of WPI’s scholarship opportunities for FIRST participants! Please note that the scholarship application deadline is March 9th, and each team participating in the 2009 FRC or FTC may nominate only one student member.

Full details about the WPI/FIRST scholarships can be found on our web site: http://www.admissions.wpi.edu/Costs/scholarships.html . Please send questions to: admissions@wpi.edu.

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