Scholarships

There are 82 scholarships available worth a combined total of $1,728,000!

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 colleges and universities 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.

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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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Rensselear Polytechnic Institute

$400,000

Rensselear 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 deadline is May 15th.


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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)

$110,000

One scholarship valued at $20,000 for four years and three scholarships valued at $2,500 for four years.


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Arizon 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 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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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 2014, however the student does not need to be present to win.

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

Fill out this form and follow the instructions on it to apply: TI-VEX-scholarship Application form

Application deadline: January 1, 2014 The application deadline has been extended until February 15, 2014 for these scholarships!!


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Massey University

$6,000

Six scholarships valued at $1,000 each.


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Autodesk & REC Foundation Scholarship

$5,000

One $5,000 non-renewable scholarship to one high school junior or senior intent on pursuing a college degree related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Click this link to view the Autodesk Scholarship 2014.

Fill out this form and follow the instructions on it to apply: Autodesk Scholarship 2014 Application

Application Deadline: January 14, 2014


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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 2014, but the student does not need to be present to win.

Click this link to see the scholarship requirements: Robomatter Scholarship

Fill out this form and follow the instructions on it to apply:Robomatter Scholarship Application form

Application deadline: January 1, 2014 The application deadline has been extended until February 15, 2014 for this scholarship!!


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Michigan State University

$4,500

Three scholarships valued at $1,500 each.


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Mississippi State University

$4,000

Two scholarships of $2,000 each.


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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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So. CA 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.