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FIRST® Robotics and National Robotics League (NRL) mentors: The $40,000 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship application closes May 1. Remind your students to apply here! One merit-based scholarship for $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years) will be awarded to a high school senior who participates as part of a 2018 FIRST® Robotics or NRL Competition Team. The scholarship may be used to study...

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2018 FIRST Robotics Competition
The 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition officially kicks off this Saturday, January 6. Teams will be able to begin designing and building their machines, find mentors, and learn more about this year's competition. Many NFPA members use this program as an opportunity to work as mentors to local students and get them interested in pneumatics, a method...

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Spencer Tiegs headshot, winner of NFPA Robotics Scholarship
I recently caught up with Spencer Tiegs, the 2017 NFPA Robotics Challenge winner. Spencer won the $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per year for four years) for his work in using fluid power in his team's FIRST® Robotics competition robot when he was senior in high school. He is using this scholarship to attend the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Mechanical...

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The NFPA Robotics Challenge is a scholarship program that brings awareness of fluid power options in robotics to high school students and encourages increased use of fluid power products. This year's Robotics Challenge Scholarship will also be available to high school seniors participating in the National Robotics League (NRL). In support of the missions of FIRST® Robotics...

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NFPA Member News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   Attention FPEF supporters:                        I want to make sure that NFPA members who are also Fluid Power Educational Foundation (FPEF) supporters are aware of the recent announcement about the future of the FPEF’s very popular and successful fluid power scholarship program. This program, which provides $2,000 scholarships to qualified...

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2017 FIRST Championship
In April, the Workforce team traveled to Houston and St. Louis to promote the NFPA Robotics Challenge FIRST® Scholarship, a merit-based $40K scholarship that will be awarded to a high school senior who uses fluid power in his or her 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition robot. This year, the competition theme was Steamworks. Teams were tasked with creating a robot...

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Hammond and student
The May 1st NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship application deadline is looming, but there is still time to volunteer to help review applications and make the final award decision. Here is what's needed: Who: Fluid power professionals who want to help the next generation of engineers What: Review scholarship applications, screen applicants, and help decide on a winner...

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Fluid Power Robotics Scholarship
The deadline for students involved in the 2017 FIRST® Robotics Challenge to apply to the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship is coming up May 1. Mentors and sponsoring companies are encouraged to inform their teams of the opportunity. The scholarship is a major part of the NFPA's recently announced strategic alliance with FIRST. One high school senior will be awarded...

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Fluid Power Robotics Scholarship
We are still looking for reviewers to help evaluate the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship applications. The streamlined review process will be done online, and we are expecting volunteers will spend about 10 hours total on reviewing. The process will take place during May and June 2017 and will include the initial application screening, additional screening of...

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