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FIRST Scholarships

Were you a member of a FIRST team?

FIRST is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math. Colleges, universities, professional associations, and corporations offer college scholarships to participants on FIRST teams. This is official recognition of the knowledge, technical, and life skills students have gained as participants in a FIRST program.

To be eligible for consideration, the FIRST Scholarship Application as well as a complete University of Cincinnati admission application (accessible at must be submitted by December 1, 2016. Only current high school seniors planning to enroll in college during fall semester 2017 will be considered for this award.

FIRST Scholarship Applications must be submitted electronically through this site. Applications will not be accepted in other forms. Up to 25 qualified students / FIRST participants will be selected for a one-time scholarship award of $2,000.

Scholarships will be awarded during each recipient’s freshman year and the award is not renewable. Selection for this award will be competitive.  Student participation in an eligible FIRST program will be verified during the selection process. 

Students selected for the award must be offered admission to and enroll in a degree program offered through the College of Engineering and Applied Science or the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati in order to receive the award. 

Use the link at right to access the application.

Apply for a one-time FIRST scholarship for incoming freshman here.

Don't forget to click "submit" when you are done.