FIRST Robotics Scholarship


In support of the FIRST mission, the University of Southern Maine is offering one $1000 scholarship to a high school senior.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must have participated in a FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) or a FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) Team during high school, and apply and be admitted to the University of Southern Maine as a full‐time student pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). You do not need to have already been admitted at the time you apply for this scholarship.

Award Amount



April 30

How to Apply

Application Process

To apply for the Scholarship, complete and send the application package including:
 - A completed Scholarship Application (clickable link on this page... will be updated when available)
 - 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.

Mail/email to:
Ryan Michaud, 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.


Ryan Michaud
Director of Academic Administration
178 Science Building, Portland campus
Disclaimer: Be sure to read the criteria for individual scholarships carefully. Most scholarships have enrollment and GPA requirements. Award amounts may vary each year and are subject to fund availability. As an NCAA Division III school, USM is prohibited from awarding scholarships based on athletic participation.