FIRST is an internationally acclaimed robotics program that inspires a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in young people.

School students across Australia are reaping the benefits of participation in FIRST programs.


Benefits Of Participation

Studies1 have shown that students who participate in FIRST Robotics programs have:

  • An increased likelihood of undertaking university study
  • An increased interest and participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) subjects at school and beyond
  • Better developed problem solving skills
  • Enhanced social skills and self confidence
  • Stronger collaboration and teamwork skills
  • An increased likelihood of pursuing a career in Science and Technology

FIRST Scholarships

FIRST and its corporate sponsors offer unique and attractive scholarship opportunities for students.

Worldwide, there are over $20 million worth of scholarships available to FIRST students.


Macquarie University Scholarships

  1. Two $1,000 scholarships for domestic (Australian) students undertaking an Engineering Bachelor’s degree at Macquarie University who participated in FRC® or FTC® in their last year of high school. To apply, a student requires a high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from an adult mentor involved with their team.
  2. Two $20,000 scholarships for international students undertaking an Engineering Bachelor’s degree at Macquarie University who participated in FRC or FTC in their last year of high school. To apply, a student requires a high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from an adult mentor involved with their team.

For more information, please contact us.

1 FIRST Robotics Impact Study


 

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