Kettering University offers up to $5,000 per year ($25K over 5 years), renewable scholarships 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.
Last year Kettering University awarded more than 80 scholarships totaling $1.9 million to robotics students. These competitive awards are made to students who are active competitors or mentors of VEX teams. The scholarship application closes March 1, 2021.
As a robotics student, you will find the perfect fit at Kettering University. The hands-on technical expertise and collaborative problem-solving skills you've gained while competing in VEX will give you a huge head start as you alternate between three month terms in Kettering's laboratory based science, engineering, math, or management programs, and a paid professional co-op experience with one of Kettering's 400+ corporate partners.
The return on investment for Kettering students is remarkable: 98% of graduates gain full time employment or are enrolled in an advanced degree program within six months of graduation. Starting salaries of last year’s graduating seniors averaged over $78,000 USD.