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FIRST Scholarship Program

FIRST® Robotics Scholarship and Internship Program

FIRST Robotics Scholarship an...
BAE Systems FIRST® Scholarship Program grants a total of $40,000 in scholarships to eight students that are pursuing an undergraduate degree in a technology or engineering field.

Our FIRST Robotics Scholarship and Internship Program supports the development of students and invests in their education each year as they work toward a degree in STEM.

The BAE Systems FIRST Robotics Scholarship and Internship Program is a nation-wide annual program that enhances opportunities for students that plan to seek a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


The program grants a total of $40,000 in scholarships each year to eight students – broken into increments that span the course of four years - at a school of their choice. It also includes a paid internship to work on projects and programs at BAE Systems - one of the world’s largest technology companies.


In order to be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Enrolled as a high school senior
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Plan to pursue an undergraduate degree in one of the following fields of study:
    • Mechanical Engineering/Materials Engineering
    • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Interdisciplinary Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Physics
    • Optical Engineering
  • Plan to enroll fulltime at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
  • Participated on a FIRST Robotics Competition or FIRST Tech Challenge team sponsored by the company’s Electronic Systems sector within the past two years
  • Live within 70 miles of one of the following BAE Systems facilities:
    • Nashua, New Hampshire
    • Burlington, Massachusetts
    • Endicott, New York
    • San Diego, California
    • Totowa, New Jersey
    • Greenlawn, New York
    • Manassas, Virginia
    • Fort Wayne, Indiana
    • Austin, Texas

How to apply

Interested? Click here to find out more about eligibility and application timelines.

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