**FIRST EMAIL**/2010 FIRST Scholarship News - October 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 *****
Greetings Teams,

We hope you have taken a look at the FIRST Scholarship web page (at www.usfirst.org/scholarships) and followed the link to the 2010 FIRST Scholarship Opportunities. Here you will find scholarship offerings from over 125 colleges, universities, corporations and associations. You can use the search capability to help find *FIRST *scholarships for which you are interested in applying. Questions? Be sure to read the FIRST Scholarship FAQs. We have also posted some of the testimonials that we have received from previous winners of FIRST Scholarships. Check them out!
We now have confirmed OVER $11 Million in FIRST Scholarships made available to students on FRC teams.
Recently Confirmed Scholarships:

  • City College of New York, CUNY

  • DeVry University

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL) – (Note change from last year
    : ERAU is offering scholarships for their Daytona Beach, FL campus. Their Prescott, AZ campus is not offering a scholarship this year.) - Fluid Power Educational Foundation

  • International Fluid Power Society

  • ITT Technical Institute

  • Temple University

  • University of Minnesota/PTC

  • University of Washington/Boeing
    **Seniors: **If you haven’t already done so, now is a good time to look at the FIRST Scholarship Offerings and decide to what schools/scholarships you want to apply. Be sure to be aware of application deadline dates. It may be to your advantage to get your application in early!
    **Juniors: **This is a great time to be gathering information about colleges and scholarships. There are three FIRST scholarships that you must apply for in your junior year. If you are interested in any of these schools, be sure to apply this year!

  • Drexel University (deadline 3/1/2010)

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/ BAE Systems (deadline 5/15/2010)

  • Virginia Tech/BAE Systems (for women, deadline 4/1/2010)
    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.
    Check out the 2010 FIRST Scholarship Offerings right now at:
    [FONT=‘Times New Roman’]www.usfirst.org/scholarshipsearch.aspx](http://www.usfirst.org/scholarshipsearch.aspx)[/FONT]

*** 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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College University

Hi! My name is Thalida Noel, a former member of the “Robo-Doves” robotics team from Western Senior High School in Baltimore Maryland and current freshman at Capitol College majoring in Computer Science! As a FIRST Robotics participant, I knew that Capitol offered a $5,000 annual Robotics Scholarship. But then, after completing my admissions application and exploring all of the Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science and Business majors here, I became eligible for even MORE scholarship opportunities! Now I am enjoying a full ride as a member of the “Capitol Scholars Program”, a comprehensive learning experience for motivated technology students! Capitol College is perfect for FIRST Robotics and PERFECT for me! Click on this link to learn more about my school! www.iamcapitol.com
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Illinois Institute of Technology
Dear FIRST Student, Parent, Counselor or Mentor,

Illinois Institute of Technology is a proud of its 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:

Ø Six merit-based scholarships to students who have been actively involved on a competing FIRST team.
Ø Scholarships are valued at $6,000 per year to eligible, admitted first-year students at IIT.
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 events and hope to see you in Atlanta for the National Championships!


Gerald P. Doyle
Associate Vice President
Undergraduate Admission

PS: Application process and deadlines found here
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Kettering** University**** **

“After my fantastic experience in FIRST, pursuing a career in Engineering was an easy decision. The Kettering program fits me perfectly. I am where I am today because of FIRST Robotics and the Kettering University FIRST Scholarship.”

Kettering* Student: Ryan Gee*
Major: Mechanical Engineering & Electrical Engineering
Graduating Class: 2011
FIRST Team Number: 503

Apply for your Kettering FIRST Robotics Scholarship

$5,000 per year (total value $22,500)
Application Deadline: March 15, 2010

Small. Private. Challenging. Kettering University offers the country’s most advanced cooperative education program. B.S degrees in Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Applied Math, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Business Administration. More than 40 minors and specialties including bioengineering, pre-med, and aerospace. Study abroad opportunities, up to $65,000 in co-op earnings, generous merit scholarships and an amazing student community!

Apply online: www.admissions.kettering.edu
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Go Teams!