Scholarships

More than $110 Million Available

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation seeks to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, sustainable, and affordable curriculum-based robotics engineering programs.

We are excited to work with more than 100 universities, colleges, and organizations who offer scholarship opportunities to students who compete in our programs. The REC Foundation encourages every student to continue their education and pursue careers in STEM related fields.


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Florida Polytechnic University offers 10 non-renewable academic merit scholarships to full time technology and engineering students with a strong passion for Robotics and STEM. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Participation in Robotics Clubs and competitions during high school preferred, but not required.
The FOSSI scholarship can be used for tuition and university-provided room and board. A student may accept additional scholarships but they cannot exceed the total cost of their education. Children of employees of founding partners and sponsoring organizations may apply for the FOSSI scholarship, excluding children of executive-level employees.  Applicants must:
Golden Door Scholars provides DACAmented & undocumented students with the financial aid and support needed to invest in their education and define their futures. More than scholarships, GDS is a vibrant and determined community that offers comprehensive support including career readiness programs, mentorship, and intentional programming, going beyond financial assistance.
The REC Foundation is proud to partner with Great Minds inSTEM™. Great Minds in STEM™ is the gateway for Hispanics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Established in 1989, as HENAAC, Great Minds in STEM™ is a non-profit organization that focuses on STEM educational awareness programs for students from kindergarten to career. The HENAAC Scholars […]
Harvey Mudd College offers one scholarship for $10,000 renewable up to 4 years. Students may pursue any course of study. Candidates must have competed on a VRC team. Additional requirements include senior class status and a brief essay. Submit essay to POsgood@hmc.edu
The Heinlein Society is offering three non-renewable $3,000 scholarships to full time students studying STEM or Science Fiction as Literature. Applicants must be an undergraduate student enrolled for the 2021-22 academic year in an accredited college that awards Bachelor of Science or Arts degrees. Open to applicants from any country.
The University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering offers a robust scholarship program available to first-time freshmen.
This scholarship can award you up to $2,500 to pursue a career certification or technical education, of your choice, at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.
Candidates competing for the Illinois Tech/VEX scholarships demonstrate an aptitude for science, technology, and other STEM subjects. VEX scholars are eligible for a merit scholarship award of $20,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study (five years for Architecture). To be eligible for an Illinois Tech/VEX scholarship, candidates must qualify for undergraduate […]
The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology offers the following scholarship opportunities to incoming Freshman. $1,000 annual scholarships for all four years (minimum high school GPA of 3.0 required).
The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI is offering three scholarships to students who have competed in the VEX® robotics competition and will graduate from high schools (or who were home schooled) in Indiana. There are one $4,000 scholarship for students with a minimum HS GPA of 3.5  and two $1,000 scholarships for students with a minimum HS […]

Intel

$5-10,000
Intel is committed to helping create a better world and having a positive impact on global social challenges by supporting underrepresented groups on their path to becoming the next generation of innovators. The Intel Scholars program aims to expand access and opportunity, and to increase the pipeline of diverse STEM talent, by providing nearly $2 […]

Intertech

$2,500
The Intertech Foundation focuses on young people’s inspiration and the building of their science, engineering, and technology skills. If you have excelled in Math and Science and will be graduating from high school this spring, and plan to pursue college studies in computer science consider applying.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. In addition to the monetary award, students join a network of nearly 3,200 Cooke Scholars.
Joanne Pransky made an impact on countless young women in robotics during her life. As 'The World's First Robot Psychiatrist,' modeled after Isaac Asimov's Susan Calvin from the iRobot stories, Joanne brought the social side of robots to the forefront, long before robots were at all common. Joanne served as a mentor and inspiration for […]
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