Fluid Power Robotics Challenge





Apply for the $40,000 Scholarship

The Application Deadline Date is May 1, 2020

The NFPA 2020 Robotics Challenge Scholarship will still be awarded, even though FIRST® Robotics  and NRL robotics competitions have been canceled/postponed due to COVID-19. As long as your team has built your robot with pneumatics on it, you can apply for this scholarship.



About the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship

As close to real-world engineering as a student can get!

The NFPA Robotics Challenge is a scholarship program that launched with the 2016-17 school year. In support of the missions of FIRST® Robotics and National Robotics League (NRL), NFPA will be offering one merit-based scholarship, for $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years), to a high school senior who participates as part of a 2020 FIRST® Robotics or NRL Competition Team. This scholarship may be used to study engineering at any accredited technical college or university in the United States.

The goal of the NFPA Scholarship is to bring an awareness of fluid power options in robotics to high school students and to stimulate increased use of fluid power products in these competitions.


About Careers in Fluid Power

There are many rewarding careers available right now in the fluid power industry. Students can post resumes, search for jobs, review descriptions, salaries, markets and other employment information. Check it out!


About Manufacturing Day℠

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. NFPA supports events like these both through our own programs and by promoting programs that align with our objectives, like MFG Day.

While Manufacturing Day is officially the first Friday in October, NFPA member companies plan their events throughout the year. NFPA’s Student Career Connections program links engineers to students and makes meaningful real-life connections to curriculum, click here to get involved!

And the 2019 winner is…

We are happy to announce that the winner of the NFPA Robotics Challenge scholarship is Noah Santoni of Richardson, Texas. Noah will be pursuing a degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

To read more about Noah Santoni, click here!

Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team through these competitions to help students gain practical knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) – all essential skills for manufacturing. Learn more about these programs and how to become a mentor.

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