Robotics Scholarship

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

NFPA offers one merit-based scholarship, for up to $40,000 (up to $10,000 per year for four years), to a high school senior who participates as part of a FIRST® Robotics, National Robotics League, or VEX Robotics Competition Team and uses fluid power in their robot. The money awarded is used to study engineering at any accredited technical college or university in the United States.

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.

Watch for scholarship information in 2023!

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Meet our 2022 Winner

We are happy to announce that the winner of the NFPA Robotics Challenge scholarship is Colton Seitz of Collierville, Tennessee. Colton will be pursuing a degree at the University of Alabama.

To read more about Colton Seitz, 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.

Are you an industry member who wants to be a part of choosing the next winner? Contact the Workforce Team at workforce@nfpa.com

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Funding for the Robotics Challenge Scholarship comes, in part, from donors to the Tom Wanke Legacy Fund. Please consider making a donation.

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