Scholarships

Over 500 Scholarships
worth a combined total of
$10 Million!

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.


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Adelphi University

$8,850,000
Garden City, NY
Adelphi University offers a wide range of merit scholarships to admitted students studying in the STEM fields and education in 2018-19. Scholarships vary and are based on academic merit. Applicants are required to be enrolled at Adelphi University.  Additional Information Admission Process Application Dealine: March 1. 

AIST Foundation

$186,000
Pennsylvania
The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation offers 30 scholarships, 29 for $6,000 each and one for $12,000. Full-time freshmen, sophomore, junior Engineering Students (Met, Ms, Chem, Ele, Mech, Env, Comp, Ind) may apply, seniors if they are going to graduate school with a qualifying GPA of 2.5 that are Citizens from US, […]

Arizona State University

$90,000
Tempe, Arizona
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 […]

Brillianteers

$1,000
Brillianteers is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one outstanding university student.  This scholarship targets LGBT students with academic achievements to create and submit a 300-word essay with the theme “Same-sex Marriage Around The World”. The deadline for the submissions is October 1.  

Carroll University

$25,000
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Carroll University recognizes outstanding student accomplishments. The S-STEM scholarships are funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) grant. The project, called Carroll University Pro-STEM Initiative: Promoting STEM Retention through Self-Efficacy, is a five-year (beginning in 2018) program that provides financial and academic support to specific students in targeted majors (Applied […]

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

$125,000
Prescott, Arizona
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 […]

Engineers’ Council

$10,000
California
The Engineers’ Council is offering 20 scholarships at $500 with a total of $10,000 to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted by a college or university for the following fall term into an academic program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or the Physical Sciences. The Council coordinates application […]

Great Minds in STEM

$200,000
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 […]

Harvey Mudd College

$40,000
Claremont, California
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. Submit essay to POsgood@hmc.edu

Illinois Institute of Technology

$2,500,000
Chicago, Illinois
Candidates competing for the Illinois Tech/VEX scholarships demonstrate an aptitude for science, technology, and other STEM subjects. VEX scholars are eligible for a merit scholarship award of $25,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study (five years for Architecture). To be eligible for an Illinois Tech/VEX scholarship, candidates must qualify for undergraduate […]

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

$24,000
Indiana
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 […]

Kettering University

$225,000
Flint, Michigan
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 […]

Landmark College

$90,000
Putney, Vermont
Landmark College is exclusively for students who learn differently, including students with a learning disability (such as dyslexia), ADHD, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We champion a strengths-based model and give students the skills and strategies they need to achieve their goals. Access to Innovative Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (AIE-STEM) Scholarship Program […]

Lawrence Technological University

$12,000
Southfield, Michigan
Lawrence Technological University is offering multiple scholarships at $3,000 per year renewable for 4 years up to $12,000 to students who have participated in the VEX Robotics Program. A letter of recommendation from an adult mentor/coach and an essay are required. Students must be admitted to the university to submit. Click here to learn more.

Liberty University

$48,000
Lynchburg, Virginia
Twelve scholarships at $4,000 each. Click here to learn more.

Massey University

$6,000
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Six scholarships valued at $1,000 each. Click here to learn more.

Michigan State University

$4,500
East Lansing, Michigan
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. Click here to […]

Millikin University

$480,000
Decatur, Illinois
Millikin University, a national leader in STEM education, is pleased to award as many as 40 scholarships with a value up to $3,000 renewable for 4 years (totaling $12,000) to students who participate in the VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) which can be applied toward full-time undergraduate study at Millikin University. The scholarship is restricted for use toward […]

National Society of Black Engineers

$250,000
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 […]

Newfangled Networks

$500
Newfangled Networks celebrates students who strive for excellence and is proud to launch their first scholarship for an outstanding university student. This scholarship will be open to both undergrad and graduate students attending an accredited university within the United States as well as high school seniors who have been accepted into a university program in […]

Nuts Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation

$85,000
Illinois
The Nuts Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation is offering multiple non-renewable $1,500 - $3,500 scholarships to any college or university. Full-time college students that have a 2.5 GPA for trade, community, or technical colleges or 3.0 GPA for universities may apply. Students must be currently enrolled in or entering a certificate or degree program which leads […]

PDK Educational Foundation

$35,000
Arlington, Virginia
The PDK Educational Foundation offers 30 non-renewable scholarships to high school seniors totaling $35,000. Scholarships range in value and can be for Education/Teaching programs at any college or university. Applicants are required to submit an essay. To learn more about scholarships please visit: https://pdkassociation.org/programs-resources/scholarships-awards/ The application deadline is April 6.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

$500,000
Troy, NY
Rensselaer is proud to offer up to ten four-year VEX Robotics scholarships (minimum of $12,500 per year), for a total minimum value of $50,000 each, to high school juniors who are participating on a VEX Robotics team. Applicants must have junior status in high school or the equivalent. Questions? Email rosatn@rpi.edu Applications should be submitted by […]

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

$200,000
Terre Haute, Indiana
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. […]

SME Education Foundation

$500,000
US, Canada
The SME Education Foundation annually awards millions in scholarships to high school seniors, undergraduates and post-graduate students pursuing 2 or 4-year degrees in manufacturing or engineering.   Scholarships range from $1,000 - $6,000 Criteria varies by scholarship. Minimum GPA – 2.0/4.0 Must be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States or Canada. Student […]

Southern California Regional Robotics Forum – SCRRF

$3,000
Los Angeles, California
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 due February 22.

St. Cloud Technical & Community College Foundation

$2,000
St. Cloud, Minnesota
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 […]

Steve Sanghi Scholarship

$4,000
Arizona
The "Steve Sanghi Scholarship Award" is for Arizona students who are participants in 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 […]

Sullivan University

$1,600,000
Louisville, Kentucky
Sullivan University is pleased to offer scholarships valued at $1.6 million to VRC participants who place 1st, 2nd or 3rd at regional, state and world competitions. Please see detailed information here: Sullivan University Scholarship Information Applicants must have competed in the VRC program and must currently be in their junior or senior year of high school. […]

The Ohio State University at Marion

$1,200,000
Marion, Ohio
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 […]

University of Denver

$250,000
Denver, Colorado
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 […]

University of Hawaii at Manoa

$300,000
Honolulu, Hawaii
The University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Engineering is pleased to provide students with multiple scholarship opportunities that are valued at more than $300,000. Scholarships range in value and are based on both financial need and academic merit. To qualify applicants must be accepted to the College of Engineering.  Application Deadline: March 1.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

$100,000
Worcester, Massachussetts
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).
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