Scholarships

There are 176 scholarships available worth a combined total of $3,672,000!

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.

The REC Foundation seeks to partner with universities and colleges to offer a scholarship program that will 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 scholarships@roboticseducation.org.

If your organization is interested in sponsoring a scholarship, please download, complete, and return this form to scholarships@roboticseducation.org and we will respond promptly.

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The Ohio State University at Marion

$1,200,000

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 15.


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Florida Institute of Technology

$540,000

The Florida Institute of Technology is offering ten scholarships at $13,500 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.


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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

$400,000

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.edu/register/vex. The Application period begins December 1, 2014.

The application deadline is May 15th, 2015.


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University of Denver

$250,000

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/financialaid/

To learn more about the admissions process please got to: http://www.du.edu/apply/admission/


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Kettering University

$225,000

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.


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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

$200,000

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.


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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

$125,000

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:

  • Complete an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University VEX Scholarship Application (including essay on VEX involvement—500 words or less)
  • Complete an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University application for admission
  • Submit a high school transcript which should include, at minimum, the grades from the final semester/marking period of the junior year
  • Submit all SAT and/or ACT test scores
  • Be accepted to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Complete details regarding the scholarship may be found here: 2014 ERAU VEX Scholarship Description.

Applicants should fill out this application: 2014 ERAU VEX Scholarship Application

 Application Deadline: March 15th of your Senior year


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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

$100,000

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:

http://www.wpi.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/vex.html


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Ronald McDonald House Charities

$100,000

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: RMHC_Scholarship Applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2014

Additional information on the Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarships is available www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships.

Application Deadline Jan, 20,2015.


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Arizona State University

$90,000

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:

engineering.asu.edu/scholarships/smeca

Application Deadline: March 16, 2014


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Wheaton College

$80,000

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, 2015


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University of Louisville

$60,000

The University of Louisville, JB Speed School of Engineering will provide a varying number of scholarships up to the amount of $60,000. These are one time nonrenewable scholarships for students who have met both University and School of Engineering admissions requirements. Students must be full time and enrolled in the JB Speed School of Engineering.

The scholarships are open to US citizens and international students. Applicants do not have to be residents of the State of Kentucky to apply. Students should submit applications in their junior or senior year of high school. Applicants must have participated in the 2015 VEX Robotics World Competition.

The application deadline is January.


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Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

$60,000

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.


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University of Advancing Technology

$50,000

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


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Liberty University

$48,000

Twelve scholarships at $4,000 each.


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Harvey Mudd College

$40,000

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, 2014.

Submit essay to POsgood@hmc.edu


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REC Foundation

$40,000

The REC Foundation is pleased to offer one (1) non-renewable scholarship valued at up to $40,000 to students intent on pursuing a degree related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics in college.

Information on the scholarship may be found here: REC Foundation Scholarship 2015

Fill out this form and follow the instructions on it to apply: REC Foundation Scholarship_ 2015 Application

Application Deadline: July 31, 2015.


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Texas Instruments

$10,000

The REC Foundation and Texas Instruments are pleased to partner in offering two (2) $5,000 non-renewable scholarships to two (2) high school seniors intent on pursuing a degree related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics in college. The award will be presented at the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship in April 2015, however the student does not need to be present to win.

Click this link to see the scholarship requirements:TI-REC-scholarship

The application deadline has passed for this year.

Application deadline: January 31, 2015


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Chevron

$10,000

The REC Foundation and Chevron are pleased  to partner to offer two (2) $5,000 non-renewable scholarship to high school juniors or seniors 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 2015, but the student does not need to be present to win.

Click this link to see the scholarship requirements: Chevron-REC-Scholarship

The application deadline has passed for this year.

Application deadline: January 31, 2015.

 


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F.U.T.U.R.E. Foundation

$10,000

Ahmad Shraibati was a civil engineer whose grand daughters 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 and which would encourage other young women to pursue STEM careers.

The FUTURE Foundation is pleased offer two scholarships each valued at $2,000 each exclusively for girls who have been involved in the VEX Robotics Program. Applicants for this scholarship will be considered for the three scholarships below.

Information on the Girls scholarship may be found at: Future Foundation Girls Scholarship

Fill out this form and follow the instructions on it to apply for a girls scholarship: FUTURE Girls Scholarship (Applicants for this scholarship will be considered for the three scholarships below.)

The FUTURE Foundation is pleased offer three additional scholarships each valued at $2,000 each for any students who have been involved in the VEX Robotics Program.

Information on the FUTURE REC scholarship may be found at: Future Foundation AS Scholarship

Fill out this form and follow the instructions on it to apply for a FUTURE REC scholarship: FUTURE AS Scholarship


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Massey University

$6,000

Six scholarships valued at $1,000 each.


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Robomatter

$5,000

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 2015, but the student does not need to be present to win.

Click this link to see the scholarship requirements:Robomatter-REC-Scholarship

The application deadline has passed for this year.

Application deadline: January 31, 2015.


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Michigan State University

$4,500

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.


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Mississippi State University

$4,000

Two scholarships of $2,000 each.


Steve Sanghi Scholarship

$4,000

The “Steve Sanghi Scholarship Award” is for Arizona students who are participants in 2015/2016 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.

Details for this scholarship may be found at: 2016 Steve Sanghi Scholarship

An application for the scholarship may be found at: 2016 Steve Sanghi Scholarship Application

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2016

 


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F.U.T.U.R.E. Foundation

$3,000

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 Scholarship Application

Application Deadline: March 15th.


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Southern California Regional Robotics Forum – SCRRF

$3,000

The Southern California Regional robotics Forum offers three scholarships valued at $1,000 each. Information on requirements and how to apply for these scholarships may be found at:

http://larobotics.org/Scholarships.html

Applications are due Monday, February 24, 2014.


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Missouri University of Science and Technology

$2,500

Five scholarships valued at $500 each.


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California State University, Northridge

$2,000

One scholarship valued at $2,000.