FTC Email Blast//2008 FIRST Scholarship Opportunities

Greetings FTC Teams:

The 2008 FIRST Scholarship Opportunities are now posted on our website
at: www.usfirst.org/scholarships](http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/www.usfirst.org/scholarships). The new display format provides a searchable scholarship database to make it easier for you to find scholarship information. You can refine your search by specifying the state where you want to attend college and your current grade in school.
The scholarships available to students in the FTC Program are clearly identified.

Over 65 schools or organizations from the East Coast to the West Coast are offering from $500 to full tuition scholarships to FIRST Tech Challenge students. Over $6 million in scholarship funding is offered from schools like Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Drexel University, Ohio State University, and Georgia Tech.

There are scholarships specifically for engineering, computer science, technology, science, or math, and many others that can be applied to any course of study. Some scholarships are for academic achievements and others are for participating on a FIRST team. There are plenty of scholarship opportunities for all students to consider.

We are still waiting for a few schools to update their 2007 Scholarship offerings. Their offering and application deadlines may be similar to those listed for last year, but be sure to confirm this with the scholarship provider. As new scholarships are offered, they will be added to the website listings. So check the Scholarship website frequently.

Seniors: Note that the following schools have deadlines coming up soon:
University of Rochester (Dec 1)
University of Texas-Austin (Dec 1)
University of Southern California (Dec 11)

Juniors: Note that the following schools offer scholarships to Juniors:
College of Southern Maryland
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Drexel University
ITT Technical Institute
Lawrence Technological University
Polytechnic University
Temple University

Mentors: Please encourage and assist students in applying for scholarships. And please help get this information into the hands of parents. They will definitely want to know about FIRST scholarships!
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Important Note about FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Tournaments:
Your team must be registered and your registration must be paid for before you can compete in an FTC Championship Tournament. The events are filling up quickly, so if you intend to compete, please make sure to send your registration payment, or purchase order.
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If you haven’t already checked it out, please make sure to read the Award Criteria <http://www.usfirst.org/community/fvc/content.aspx?id=724](http://www.usfirst.org/community/fvc/content.aspx?id=724)> and the World Championship Eligibility Criteria.
<http://www.usfirst.org/community/fvc/content.aspx?id=4378](http://www.usfirst.org/community/fvc/content.aspx?id=4378)>

Go Teams!
~FTC Support