Robotics Challenge

The Robotics Challenge Scholarship helps encourage high school students to use fluid power in real-world applications while also supporting their pursuit of higher education.

Robotics Challenge Scholarship

The NFPA Robotics Challenge is a scholarship program that launched with the 2016-17 school year. In support of the missions of FIRST® Robotics, National Robotics League (NRL) and VEX Robotics, NFPA will be offering one merit-based scholarship, for $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years), to a high school senior who participates as part of a 2022 FIRST® Robotics, NRL, or VEX Robotics Competition Team.

The goal of the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship is to bring an awareness of fluid power options in robotics to high school students and to stimulate increased use of fluid power products in these competitions.

The deadline to apply for the 2022 Scholarship is May 1, 2022.

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Meet our 2021 Winner

We are happy to announce that the winner of the NFPA Robotics Challenge scholarship is Caleb Qiu of Midland, Michigan. Caleb will be pursuing a degree at the University of Michigan.

To read more about Caleb Qiu, click here!

Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team through these competitions to help students gain practical knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) – all essential skills for manufacturing. Learn more about these programs and how to become a mentor.

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