Raytheon Company, in partnership with FIRST Robotics, has established the Raytheon/FIRST Robotics Scholarship Program. This program will assist FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) or FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team members who plan to continue their education beyond high school. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time, undergraduate study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Raytheon/FIRST Robotics Scholarship Program are:
Applicants may receive only one Raytheon Scholarship in any academic year. If an applicant has received another scholarship from Raytheon within the same academic year, he/she will not be eligible for The FIRST Robotics Scholarship Program, and vice versa.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award to be used for undergraduate education-related expenses. Awards granted to high school seniors will be paid at the beginning of the student’s second year of undergraduate postsecondary study and only if the student has achieved a “good standing” status during the initial year.
Awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year eligibility requirements are met. Once a student has been a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) or FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team participant, he/she may apply to the program as an undergraduate freshman, sophomore or junior.
All applicants will be notified of their status by mid-July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Raytheon Company. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
Selection of RecipientsScholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need will not be considered.
Preference will be given to:
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Raytheon Company or FIRST Robotics play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by 3:00 PM CT on June 2, 2020.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.