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If you participated in a FIRST Competition in high school, check out this scholarship!
Common App is due December 1, 2018
FIRST Robotics Scholarship is due February 18, 2019.

What is the FIRST Robotics Scholarship?

In partnership with FIRST the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has established a $5000 renewable, merit-based scholarship for two students who have participated on either a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team or FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team.

Who is eligible?

The scholarship is renewable for a total of $20,000 over four years.  The winners will be selected based on overall academic achievement and the content of their essay. In order for the selected students to receive the scholarship award (and be eligible for annual renewals), the student must:

  • be admitted and enroll full time as a first-year student for Fall 2019 in any major within the Viterbi School of Engineering
  • maintain a 3.0 GPA overall
  • uphold satisfactory academic progress in the engineering major

How do I apply?

Students must apply and meet all the application requirements and deadlines (December 1, 2018) for admission to the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering. Then, they must upload a brief essay (500 words or less) on your FIRST involvement through our application.

Learn More about the FIRST Robotics Scholarship and APPLY

We hope this has helped you with your questions, and if you come up with any more please feel free to reach out to us at, or call our office Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 at (213) 740-4530.

If you have any technical difficulties with the Common App, the Common App Support Team is available 24 hours a day to help you!

Best of luck in the college application process. We look forward to reading your applications. Fight On!

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