Have you seen the 2-page summary chart of FIRST Scholarships Listed by State on the FIRST Website? This listing makes it easy to find the scholarships in the geographic areas in which you may be interested. Juniors can also easily see which scholarships are available to them. Print a copy for each team member! Find out what scholarships are offered in your state and the surrounding areas. CHECK IT OUT. Go to http://www.usfirst.org/community/frc/content.aspx?id=512 and click on “2007 FIRST Scholarships Listed by State”.
**Scholarship Changes to Note:
The Phil Clancy Scholarship **application postmark deadline has been extended to March 19.This $2,000 scholarship is for Michigan FIRST students pursuing a degree in engineering or related technology field.
**New Hampshire Technical Institute / University of New Hampshire-Manchester **- the Engineering Technology Program at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester plans to award three non-renewable $1,000 scholarships to full time students entering the Engineering Technology Program at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord New Hampshire. Students must have been on a FIRST FRC team for the '06/'07 season and have been admitted to both NHTI and UNHM under the dual admission program. The deadline for applications is June 30.
**Wisconsin Lutheran College, in Milwaukee, **will award up to five merit scholarships in the amount of $2,000 per year to high school seniors active on a FIRST team. The scholarships will be renewable annually up to a total of $8,000 as long as the student maintains a 3.0 college GPA. Application deadline is May 1.
**You Can Do It!:
**Many FIRST Scholarships receive only a handful of applicants, so your chance of winning a scholarship is very high. GO FOR IT!
Just to emphasize the chances one might have for receiving a FIRST scholarship, to date the ASME FIRST scholarship has just 4 applicants for 9 scholarships (each worth $5K and transportable to any college/university where a FIRST grad would be pursuing an ME degree). To help, the deadline for this scholarship has been extended.
I nominated a student from Rosie last year (they didn’t get it) and I got a phone call from ASME last week asking if I had anyone else I was going to nominate for this year. (The closest potential applicant this year on the team is a Junior). So even ASME is doing soem marketing to get entries…
Come FIRSTers…if these scholarships are NOT used, they may go away!!!
You mention that if these scholarships are not used they may go away.
I’ll point out that even if I take most of those scholarships, the extra tution for going to the US from Canada, and increased living costs are much more expensive than paying for the whole thing here in Canada. I’ve gone through the whole list and there is grand total of 1 scholarship worth my time to apply for.
They are great scholarships when they cost you more money when you win
Plus, how many are for arts colleges advertising on a Sci/Tech site?