Brookfield East High School Robotics Club Members at Work

B'EAST Members at Work

The program exists to attract both a larger, more diverse group of students into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. (The acronym “STEM” is often used.) This begins with a suitable college education. A variety of corporations and academic institutions have extended their support.

According to the US First Web site: “For 2008 there are already 90 colleges and universities, professional associations, and corporations from the United States and Canada providing 450 individual scholarship opportunities, valued at nearly $9 million, to FIRST high school students. And there will be more to come during the FIRST season. This is an official recognition of the knowledge and technical and life skills these students have gained from participating in a FIRST competition.

FIRST scholarships enable students to pursue majors and careers in engineering, computer science, science, math, design, aeronautics, and many other technical fields.”

Students can learn more about scholarship opportunities at FIRST Scholarships.

Institutions can learn about how to provide scholarship opportunities at FIRST’s Offering a Scholarship page.

See a list of students who have benefitted from FIRST scholarships.