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The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs.
By partnering with universities and colleges to offer a scholarship program, the REC Foundation hopes to encourage students in our programs to continue their education and pursue careers in STEM.
If you are interested in participating or have questions about the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ohio State University at Marion is offering multiple scholarships at $2,400 renewable up to a total of $11,200 to high school seniors and college students. Scholarships are based on either financial need or academic merit. Academic merit scholarships require a minimum 3.0+ GPA. Applicants must be residents of the State of Ohio and attending the University full time. Applicants may be enrolled in any STEM field and must submit an essay to apply. University applications are available at: http://www.apply.osu.edu/
To learn more about these scholarships’ requirements, please visit http://intraweb.marion.ohio-state.edu/Scholarship/ScholApp.php
The application deadline is February 1.
The Florida Institute of Technology is offering ten scholarships at $15,000 per year, renewable for four years. The scholarships require that students are admitted to the Florida Institute of Technology. Candidates must be members of a VEX robotics team during their senior year in high school. Proof of affiliation at the time of admission is a requirement.
In some cases VEX students may even receive a higher scholarship amount, based on their high school academic performance (GPA), standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) and their class rank.
More information can be at: http://admission.fit.edu/
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will provide 10 scholarship of $10,000 renewable up to 4 years to students who participate in the VRC. Students may pursue any field of academic study. The scholarship is open to US as well as international students. Applications should be submitted by students in their Junior year of high school. Applicants will also be required to submit a letter of recommendation from a team adult mentor/coach and a personal essay.
Fill out the application for this scholarship here: https://apply-undergrad.rpi.
The application deadline is May 15th, 2016.
Applications will be accepted starting in November for the 15th annual Northrop Grumman Corporation Engineering Scholars scholarship, which will provide $400,000 in college scholarships across Maryland and other locations in the United States to promising high-school seniors interested in studying engineering.
Individual scholarships of $8,000, payable in $2,000 installments over four years, will be awarded to a qualified graduating high school senior in each of Maryland’s 23 counties, Baltimore City, and thirteen other locations across the United States. To learn more about the qualifications and to apply for the program, students must complete the online application available at www.northropgrumman.com/corporateresponsibility/community/pages/engineeringscholars.aspx.
The application deadline is Feb. 3, 2017.
The Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Denver offers multiple scholarships to admitted students totaling $250,000. Scholarships range in value and are based on either financial need or academic merit. Applicants must be enrolled in an engineering or computer science field to qualify.
To learn more about scholarships please visit: http://www.du.edu/
To learn more about the admissions process please got to: http://www.du.edu/apply/
The REC Foundation is proud to partner with The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in support of robotics programs for students in the United States. NSBE provides 47 scholarships totaling over $250,000 annually. Students must be members of NSBE to be eligible for the scholarships. A list of available scholarships and applications are available at: NSBE Scholarships
Application deadlines vary and are listed on the NSBE website
Kettering University will provide up to 10 scholarships with a value up to $5,000 renewable up to 4.5 years to students who participate in the VRC program. Students must be full time and may pursue any field of academic study.
The scholarship is open to US citizens. Applicants do not have to be residents of the State of Michigan to apply. Applications should be submitted by students in their Senior year of high school. Two letters of recommendation are required. One of the letters of recommendation must be from a team adult mentor/coach. Applicants must also submit a personal essay.
To download the Kettering University application and learn more about their scholarship requirements, please visit www.kettering.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/getting-started/scholarships.
The application deadline is March 1st.
Up to five scholarships will be presented at the Indianapolis VRC competition to the winners of the Excellence Award. Each Scholarship is valued at $10,000 for four years. Students must apply and be accepted to The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. This Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors. Early action admission is required.
The REC Foundation is proud to partner with Great Minds inSTEM™. Great Minds in STEM™ is the gateway for Hispanics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Established in 1989, as HENAAC, Great Minds in STEM™ is a non-profit organization that focuses on STEM educational awareness programs for students from kindergarten to career. The HENAAC Scholars Program addresses the immense need that the United States has to produce more domestic engineers and scientists. The goal of the program is to ensure STEM college retention with a 3.0 grade point average or higher; to guarantee college graduation with an undergraduate technical degree in four-five years; and, to contribute to Hispanic communities by producing STEM role models for future generations and securing the country’s place as the finest technological leader in the world. Scholarships range from $500-$10,000.
The application deadline is April 30th, 2017. 11:59 PM PST
Applications are available on the Great Minds inSTEM™ website beginning in January 2017 at: http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/college/henaac-scholarship-program
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will award a merit scholarship in the amount of up to $5,000, per year of attendance (up to $25,000), to high school seniors who are active members of a VEX team at any high school in the country or its territories. Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Applicants should fill out this application: 2016 ERAU VEX Scholarship Application
Application Deadline: March 15th of your Senior year
Ronald McDonald House Charities provides numerous scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $100,000. Applicants must have senior level standing in high school with a minimum 2.76 GPA. Scholarships will be given for both financial need and academic merit to full time students planning to attend accredited post-secondary institutions, vocational or technical schools. These scholarships are open to US citizens and permanent residents.
Applicants are required to submit a team Mentor/Coach letter of recommendation as well as a personal essay.
Students may find more information, including an application link here: www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships.
Applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2016
Application Deadline Jan, 17, 2017.
As part of the partnership between the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), WPI has established scholarships for VEX Robotics participants. Each year WPI will award a grand prize scholarship of $80,000 ($20,000 per year, for four years) and two runner-up scholarships of $10,000 ($2,500 per year, for four years).
For information and an online application please go to:
The Arizona State University offers up to six scholarships of $3,000 per year, renewable for up to 5 years to full time ASU students who are studying the fields of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction. Applicants must be admitted as an undergraduate student to ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering for the upcoming academic year and have been a participant in at least one full season of a regional or national science, math or engineering competition within the past two years.
Applicants may find all details and applications at:
Application Deadline: March 16, 2016
Sullivan College of Technology and Design is pleased to offer 15 scholarships valued at $3,000 per year renewable up to a total of $6,000 each to residents of Kentucky and Indiana. Applicants must have competed in the VEX robotics program and must currently be in their junior or senior year of high school. Applicants must meet the entry requirements for the Sullivan College of Technology and Design and be students at the college to receive the scholarship.
Applicants should contact Heather Cunningham for application information.
Application deadline: There is not a set deadline for applications.
Wheaton College will provide 1 scholarship of $20,000 per year renewable up to 4 years to students who participate in the VRC program. Students may pursue any field of academic study. The scholarship is open to US as well as international students. Applications should be submitted by students in their Junior or Senior year of high school. Applicants must apply to Wheaton College and be accepted to Wheaton college to be eligible. The successful applicant must maintain a 3.0 GPA while at Wheaton College. The scholarship will be integrated with need based eligibility by Wheaton college.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is pleased to present three scholarships at $5,000 per year renewable for 4 years up to $20,000 to students who have participated in the VEX Robotics Program. Applicants must be in their senior year of high school and planning to study Engineering or Engineering Technology at Vaughn College. A recommendation from a team adult mentor/coach is required.
The application deadline is April 15th.
The University of Advancing Technology is providing scholarships to senior level students who are currently on VRC teams. Both scholarships have minimum GPA requirements. The The University of Advancing Technology Robotics Scholarship is $1,250 per semester renewable up to $10,000. The The University of Advancing Technology Murphy Robotics Scholarship is $5,000 per semester renewable up to $40,000.
Click this link to see the UAT Robotics Scholarship requirements: University of Advancing Technology Robotics Scholarship
Click this link to see the UAT Murphy Robotics Scholarship requirements: University of Advancing Technology Murphy Robotics Scholarship
Twelve scholarships at $4,000 each.
Harvey Mudd college offers one scholarship for $10,000 renewable up to 4 years. Students may pursue any course of study. Candidates must have competed on a VRC team. Additional requirements include senior class status and a brief essay. The application deadline for this scholarship is January 25, 2016.
Submit essay to POsgood@hmc.edu
The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI is offering three scholarships to students who have competed in the VEX® robotics competition and will graduate from high schools (or who were home schooled) in Indiana. There are one $4,000 scholarship for students with a minimum HS GPA of 3.5 and two $1,000 scholarships for students with a minimum HS GPA of 3.0 available. Each of these scholarships is renewable annually for up to four years. Students must pursue a degree in Engineering or Technology at IUPUI and be residents of the state of Indiana. Applicants are required to submit essay questions and a letter of recommendation from a team mentor.
Applicants must follow the instructions on the application form which is available here: VEX Scholarship
The Application deadline is March 1st.
Northeastern State University is pleased to offer 5 nonrenewable $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) scholarships to non residents of Oklahoma only who are currently high school seniors or college students. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from an adult mentor or coach verifying their participation in the VEX robotics program. Applicants must meet University admissions requirements to be considered.
A link to the scholarship may be found at: scholarships.nsuok.edu
Questions may be addressed to: burkeje
Application deadline for incoming freshmen: March 1
Application deadline for transfer students: April 1
Six scholarships valued at $1,000 each.
REC Foundation and Robomatter are pleased to partner to offer one (1) $5,000 non-renewable scholarship to one (1) high school junior or senior intent on pursuing a degree related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in college. The award will be presented at the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship in April 2017, but the student does not need to be present to win.
Click this link to see the scholarship requirements: Robomatter Scholarship
The application may be found here: Robomatter-scholarship Application
Application deadline: January 31, 2017.
Ahmad Shraibati was a civil engineer whose granddaughters took part in robotics during high school. They are now both engineers. His family wanted to help establish memorial scholarships that he would have been proud of that would encourage other young women to pursue STEM careers.
The FUTURE Foundation is pleased offer five scholarships valued at $1,000 each. These scholarships will be exclusively for girls who have been involved in the VEX Robotics Program.
Information on these scholarships may be found at Future Foundation Girls Scholarship.
Fill out this form and follow the instructions on it to apply for FUTURE scholarship FUTURE Girls Scholarship.
Note: Applicants for this scholarship will be considered for the five scholarships.
Deadline: March 15, 2017
The REC Foundation and Chevron are pleased to partner to offer one $5,000 non-renewable scholarship to a high school junior or senior intent on pursuing a degree related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in college. The award will be presented at the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship in April 2017, but the student does not need to be present to win.
Click this link to see the scholarship requirements: 2017 Chevron Scholarship
Click on this link to apply for a Chevron Scholarship: Chevron Scholarship Application
Application deadline: January 31, 2017.
Three scholarships valued at $1,500 each. There is no special form or application process for first-year students. Your MSU application information will be used to determine scholarship eligibility. Please be sure to include your participation in the VEX robotics program on your application. Scholarships are typically awarded during the first two weeks of April.
The “Steve Sanghi Scholarship Award” is for Arizona students who are participants in 2016/2017 VEX Robotics Qualified Competitions. Arizona students participating in any Qualified VEX tournaments are encouraged to apply for this $1,000 per academic year scholarship ($500 per semester) – which may be renewable for up to four years. One scholarship will be given out at the Arizona VEX State Championship.
Complete details including an application for the Steve Sanghi Scholarship are available at: 2017 Steve Sanghi Scholarship
The application deadline is February 15, 2017.
Two scholarships of $2,000 each.
The REC Foundation is pleased to join with the FUTURE Foundation in offering three scholarships valued at $1,000 each.
Information on the scholarship may be found at: Future Foundation Scholarship
Fill out this form and follow the instructions on it to apply: FUTURE Foundation Scholarship Application
Application Deadline: March 15th.
Applications are due Monday, February 22, 2016.
Five scholarships valued at $500 each.
The St. Cloud Technical & Community College Foundation is pleased to offer (2) $1,000 nonrenewable scholarships to students who plan on being full time students in the College’s Manufacturing program. Applicants must be full time students and must have participated in the VEX Robotics Competition. Students will be required to submit an essay as part of the application process.
Applicants may get full details including how to apply at: www.sctcc.edu/scholarships
The application deadline is July 15.