Mike Heimlich was a beloved brother, husband, father, teacher, boss, and mentor. He was passionate about seeing everyone, everywhere reach their full potential. In his memory, the Heimlich family started the FIRST Australia Michael Heimlich Memorial Scholarship. Each year, the scholarship will be given to a FIRST Australia alum from an underserved background to further their education. To donate to the scholarship fund, please follow the instructions below.

1.   Go to the Macquarie University donations page – note that the page is served by “iModules”.

2.  Fill in your information and under “I would like to support & ” tick the box for “Select an area of my choice”

3.  This should cause a pop up menu to appear.

4.  Search for “FIRST” and select “FIRST Robotics” from the “Other” category. Then click continue

5.  You should now be able to see your funds are going to FIRST Robotics and enter the amount you would like to give.

6.  Open the “Is this an honour/memorial gift” menu and select “In memory” then enter “Michael Heimlich” as the “Name of hounouree”.

7.  Click “Next” then follow the prompts on the following pages to provide your contact and payment details.

FIRST Australia and the Heimlich Family thank you for helping us celebrate Mike’s journey with your generosity & support.  We can all strive to #BeLikeMike and make a difference.