Since 2013, USM has hosted the annual Maine FIRST Robotics Teams Kickoff Event, and recognizes, appreciates, and by way of this scholarship, wishes to support FIRST values in education.
Description of Scholarship: $1,000 applied to first year tuition.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must have participated on a FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) or a FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) Team during high school, apply and be admitted to the University of Southern Maine as a full‐time student. You do not need to have already been admitted at the time you apply for this scholarship.
How to Apply
To apply for the Scholarship, complete and send the application package including:
- A completed Scholarship Application (clickable link on this page)
- A letter of recommendation from an adult mentor/coach on your FIRST team
- Demonstrated financial need, as determined by the FAFSA
- An essay describing your educational goals, and how you expect your FIRST Robotics
experience to contribute to the USM Community and beyond.
Bonnie Stearns, Office of the Dean
College of Science, Technology, and Health
University of Southern Maine
P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME 04014-9300
How to Renew
Eligible students may reapply.