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FIRST Robotics Scholarship

FIRST Robotics Scholarship

FIRST Robotics Scholarship for Young Women

FIRST Robotics Canada in partnership with Build a Dream is proud to present for the second year our 2022 Skilled Trade Scholarship. The FIRST Canada Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from FIRST Robotics Canada students who are planning to pursue post-secondary education in a Skilled Trade. The ideal candidate will be a woman who has demonstrated strong leadership, is fanatical about science and technology and wants to motivate positive change in the community and has been a part of a FIRST Robotic program either through FIRST Robotics Competition or FIRST Tech Competition in 2020 or 2021.

Two scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each will be awarded per school calendar year and will be announced in 2022. The deadline to apply is February 15th, 2022, at 11:59 PM (EST) 


  • Complete and submit the application form by February 15th, 2022.
  • Be a young woman currently enrolled (or have been enrolled) in a Canadian high school.
  • Participate on a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) or FIRST Tech Challenge(FTC) team in Canada over the past two years.
  • Be eligible to enroll, and agree to enroll, as a full-time student in an accredited college starting no later than the fall semester of 2022, and use the scholarship to pursue a skilled trade college program.
  • Be a female student who is a dedicated role model in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Application Instructions

To apply for the scholarship, you must provide each of the following documents to the FIRST Scholarship Committee no later than February 15th, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST 

  1. Your completed application form (indicate on the form which event you/your team are attending) 
  2. A letter of recommendation from a high school instructor from whom you have taken one or more classes 
  3. A brief essay (no more than 500 words) in which you talk about:
    • Your participation in the FIRST Robotics Competition or FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), and the impact that the FIRST program had on your life
    • Why you are interested in pursuing a higher education/career in a skilled trade
  4. Your official high school transcript. If you are a home-schooled student, please contact the FIRST Scholarship Committee for instructions on what materials you should provide in lieu of a letter of recommendation and transcript. 

All materials should either be submitted through the online form here.

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