In support of the FIRST mission, this $10,000 renewable scholarship is for applicants who have participated on a FIRST team during their high school career. This scholarship can be utilized for any undergraduate course of study at Bucknell, with first preference given to electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science & engineering.

Bucknell and FIRST

What is FIRST?

FIRST — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology — was founded to inspire young people to become involved in science and technology through mentor-based programs including FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition.

Learn more about FIRST

Who is eligible to apply for a Bucknell FIRST Scholarship?

High school seniors who are current undergraduate applicants to Bucknell and have participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition at least one full season, a FIRST Tech Challenge team or have been a mentor for a FIRST Lego League team during high school.

I’m eligible! How do I apply?

Complete the Bucknell University FIRST Scholarship Application, including:

  • An essay (500 words) regarding your FIRST experience and potential career goals
  • A letter of recommendation from an adult mentor/coach on your FIRST team

Bucknell University FIRST Scholarship Application

Questions about Bucknell's FIRST Scholarship?

Contact Ben Kavanaugh, Associate Director of Admissions

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