Clarkson University will award up to 25 merit scholarships to selected high school seniors that have been a member of a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology ) Robotics (FRC) or Tech Challenge (FTC) team. Recipients will receive a scholarship of up to $6,000. To apply for the Clarkson University FIRST Scholarship, students must do the following by February 15, 2012 (December 1, 2001, for Early Decision applicants):
- Have a minimum overall high school average of 85.
- Complete the Clarkson University admission application (the $50 application fee will be waived for FIRST scholarship applicants).
- Complete the Clarkson University FIRST Scholarship application.
- Provide a recommendation from an adult leader of your FIRST team.
- Submit an essay relating to your FIRST experience.
Awards are renewable for students in good academic standing for four years while attending Clarkson.