2019 iri scholarship info

NOTE: SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Submit PDF (preferred) or MSWORD Document. Attached the document to the letter. DO NOT LINK to an external storage location.

FILE NAME FOR APPLICANTS - FirstNameLastNameOPEN or FirstNameLastNameTEACHING
FILE NAME FOR RECOMMENDATIONS - StudentsFirstNameLastNameREC

These naming conventions make it much easier for the sponsoring companies to read your essay and recommendation and know who you are. Don’t make this hard for them!!!

SCHOLARSHIP INTO -

For 2019, we will be awarding multiple Technical / Open Scholarships and 1 Teaching Scholarship. We expect each scholarship values to be $2000.

These scholarships are for 2018-2019 school year seniors who will be attending post high school education institutions (college, community college, university, technical school). You must be attending in the fall 2019 - the check will be written to you and the school and must be deposited into your “school account”.

The sponsoring companies / organizations will read the applications and make their award decisions. Each sponsor has their own criteria they use for their selection process.

It is very important that you follow the guidelines below and be sure you have included all of the requested information. Don’t make it hard on the sponsoring companies!

Technical / Open (Sponsoring company determines area of study requirements)
Sponsors - IFI, AndyMark, Rolls-Royce

Teaching (Must be going into a teaching / educational field of study). This includes someone working toward a teaching degree / certification as a second career.
Sponsor - Marcia Beatty Memorial and the IRI

Requirements / Actions

  1. Student must submit answers to the questions (below) and answer an essay question.
  2. Student must obtain a letter of recommendation from 1 adult MENTOR. This reference should not be a family member of the student. The requirement for a reference from a MENTOR is to further recognize the value of the MENTOR / STUDENT relationship in FRC. Make sure your reference includes your FULL NAME AND TEAM NUMBER ON THEIR LETTER.
  3. The team must be attending the 2019 IRI and it is preferred that the student also be attending. If you are not able to attend with your team, please include a statement as to “why not” at the end of your essay.

Please be sure that you and your reference include your name and team number on the letters and don’t mix given names and nicknames - we may not know that the letters go together).

DEADLINE:
Applications and references must be received by TUESDAY JULY 2.

Email all materials to scholar@indianaroboticsinvitational.org

SUBMISSIONS MUST BE EITHER A PDF OR MS WORD document.

STUDENTS:
Include the following information on your application.

Name:
Team Number:
College / University Attending:
Expected Major:
Scholarship Applying for: Technical / Open or Teaching
Years on FIRST Team:
Primary Roles on Team:
Name of Individual Providing Reference Letter:

Technical / Open Scholarships
Answer the following question:
How my FIRST experience has prepared me to be successful IN college. (Please add a short statement if you are NOT able to attend the IRI.)

Marcia Beatty Memorial Teaching Scholarship
Answer the following question:
How my FIRST experience has prepared me to be successful as a future educator. (Please add a short statement if you are NOT able to attend the IRI.)

REFERENCES:
Include the following information on your letters of reference.

Name:
Name of Student:
Relationship with Student:
FIRST Affiliation (if any):
Answer the following question:
Why do you believe this student is deserving of IRI / FIRST Scholarship Recognition?

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