FAQ 8. Exportable list of Scholarships

Did you know that you can export the full list of scholarships into an excel document and save on your computer for non-web-based interaction? We get lots of requests for downloadable lists of Scholarships that can be manipulated to sort/filter by states.

We’ve updated a report at to do just that.

FIRST Alumni Network Group on LinkedIn

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FIRST Alumni Network group on LinkedIn

Are you a high school Senior on a FIRST Team? Are you a former Participant on a FIRST Team?

If so, join the FIRST Alumni Network group on LinkedIn!

One of the great benefits of being on a FIRST Team is the strong network that you create. People from all over the world have shared in the same build season, competitions, events, projects and awards as you have!

New Scholarships Added (in December and January)

I hope everyone’s competition and build seasons are going well, and that the snow (if you’re in a place that has that kind of thing) hasn’t been stopping you too much!

Chute Door

Let’s just acknowledge that some of the Game Design Committee’s Q&A answers transcend simple customer service and pass into the realm of high art. Such as with the instant classic that is the response to Q163 submitted by our friends from Team 999, MechaRams, from Cheshire, CT, USA:

"Behind the Design” Authors Documenting 2015 Robots

Would your team like a chance to be a part of the next book about FRC robots? Have you read or seen the Behind the Design books that cover the 2006 Aim High and 2007 Rack 'N' Roll FRC seasons? Maybe your team has used the previous FIRST books as references. FIRST will be documenting the 2015 competition season with a book titled “FIRST Behind the Design: Modern Design, Manufacturing and Control of Robots.”

The book will address design with six chapters:

FIRST Scholarship Provider - Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship

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In 2012, the Bart Kamen Memorial FIRST Scholarship was established, in memory of long tenured and passionate FIRST supporter, distinguished pediatric oncologist, cancer pharmacologist and devoted family man, Bart Kamen. 

FIRST and the Thiel Fellowship

As you know the mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Many times, the next step after high school and FIRST, is college, but not always.