NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship Deadline Approaching

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 the $40,000 scholarship to use to study engineering at any accredited technical school or university in the United States. The goal of the program is to get more students aware of and interested in fluid power engineering while getting them connected to NFPA member companies.

Volunteers are still needed to review applications. All reviewing will be completed online during May and June 2017. Anyone working in the fluid power industry can volunteer. Contact Lynn Beyer at or (414) 778-3364 to get involved.


Pictured: FIRST Robotics Team from Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wisconsin.

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