What is FIRST?


      Inspiration and

      Recognition of

      Science and


This, in its essence, means that this organization, and all three of its competitions, is training high school and middle school students to be the next generation of scientists, engineers, designers, inventors, and members of other disciplines of science.

FIRST's ultimate goal is to inspire students to pursue careers in science and technology related fields.

FIRST Competitions:

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)


FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)


First Lego League (FLL)


Many corporations, colleges and universities offer scholarships to high school students on FIRST teams. These scholarships show official recognition of the technical knowledge and life skills students have gained from participating in FIRST competitions.

There are many scholarship opportunities out there for STEM and non-STEM majors. This page is a resource for scholarships currently available and any other new scholarships our team learns of, so check back often!

FIRST alone has almost 900 individual scholarship opportunities with a total value of more than $19,000,000.

Note the due dates

Because many due date are short spanned only lasting a few months, they tend to have already past, if this is the case please Contact Us and let us know, so that we may update this page.

FIRST Scholarships

All FIRST scholarships can be found at this site.

There is also a FIRST Scholarship Newsletter that you can subscribe to for special information.

Other Scholarships

Scholarship America - a link to a lot of different scholarships available for all different kinds of majors