Michigan Technological University is pleased to recognize exceptional incoming first-year students pursuing any major who have actively competed on a FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge team, or in VEX Robotics during their high school career. Michigan, non-Michigan, and international students are welcome to apply.
A total of sixteen (16) scholarships valued at $4,000 per year will be awarded annually. The scholarship is renewable for four years (eight semesters) of full-time undergraduate study based upon meeting renewal criteria.
Students pursing any major may receive the FIRST Scholarship in addition to any merit-based scholarships.
Who Should Apply
Current high school seniors who have actively competed on a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team or FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), or VEX Robotics team during their high school career are invited to apply. Students pursing any major are welcome to apply.
How to Apply
- Students must apply for admission to Michigan Tech by November 15 of their senior year.
- Complete the scholarship application by November 15 using Michigan Tech's online application system. Create an account using your personal email address and set your own password. If you have already created an account to apply for scholarships from us, log in to your current account.
Application Deadline and Other Important Dates
- November 15: FIRST Scholarship applications are due by 11:59 p.m. (eastern). You must also have an application for admission on file by this date.
- January 15: Award recipients and applicants are notified.
Additional Scholarship Details
See our Financial Aid FIRST Scholarship page for additional details.