NFPA Fluid Power Robotics Challenge

Ages:High School

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:engineering, Robotics, STEM

Scope:National

Registration Closes
May 1, 2020 12:01am
America/Chicago

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is offering one merit-based scholarship, for $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years), to high school seniors who have participated on a 2020 FIRST® Robotics Competition Team or a 2020 National Robotics League (NRL) Competition Team. This scholarship may be utilized for an Engineering course of study at any United States tech school/college or university that holds accredited status.Three (3) finalists will be chosen from essay entries. Phone interviews with the finalists will determine the ultimate scholarship winner.

High School seniors must participate on a FIRST Robotics Challenge team and submit an application to the Fluid Power Robotics Challenge for this scholarship. FIRST Robotics combines the excitement of sport with the precision of science and technology, making it one of the greatest high school robotics and STEM competitions in the country. In fact, previous participants have called the event the “hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship. Submission of Scholarship Application:

  • A completed NFPA Online Application.
  • A 1,000 word or less essay to the NFPA 2020 Challenge Question.
  • A 1,000 word or less letter of recommendation from an adult mentor/coach on your FIRST or NRL team:
  1.  Confirming the use of pneumatics on your competition robot.
  2. And your participation in the 2020 FRC or NRL season

This scholarship opportunity is reviewed based on the team's submission to the FIRST Robotics Competition. Will be judged by a panel of NFPA association members.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://nfpahub.com/fpc/robotics-challenge/

Managing Organization: National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)

Contact:
Lynn Beyer
lbeyer@nfpa.com
414-778-3364

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
<strong>Eligibility</strong> To be eligible for this scholarship, you must: <ul> <li>Be a senior in high school for the 2019-2020 school year.</li> <li>Have participated on a team during the 2020 <em>FIRST</em> Robotics Competition (FRC®) or 2020 National Robotics League (NRL) Competition.</li> <li>Provide evidence that your 2020 FRC or NRL team used pneumatics on its competition robot.</li> </ul> <strong>Renewal Eligibility:</strong> <ul> <li>Provide proof of enrollment in an accredited tech school/college/university Engineering program every year for renewal.</li> <li>Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale at the accredited tech school/college/university.</li> </ul>

Registration Closes
May 1, 2020 12:01am
America/Chicago

Overview

The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is offering one merit-based scholarship, for $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years), to high school seniors who have participated on a 2020 FIRST® Robotics Competition Team or a 2020 National Robotics League (NRL) Competition Team. This scholarship may be utilized for an Engineering course of study at any United States tech school/college or university that holds accredited status.Three (3) finalists will be chosen from essay entries. Phone interviews with the finalists will determine the ultimate scholarship winner.

Process

High School seniors must participate on a FIRST Robotics Challenge team and submit an application to the Fluid Power Robotics Challenge for this scholarship. FIRST Robotics combines the excitement of sport with the precision of science and technology, making it one of the greatest high school robotics and STEM competitions in the country. In fact, previous participants have called the event the “hardest fun you’ll ever have.” Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship. Submission of Scholarship Application:
  • A completed NFPA Online Application.
  • A 1,000 word or less essay to the NFPA 2020 Challenge Question.
  • A 1,000 word or less letter of recommendation from an adult mentor/coach on your FIRST or NRL team:
  1.  Confirming the use of pneumatics on your competition robot.
  2. And your participation in the 2020 FRC or NRL season

Criteria

This scholarship opportunity is reviewed based on the team's submission to the FIRST Robotics Competition. Will be judged by a panel of NFPA association members.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://nfpahub.com/fpc/robotics-challenge/

Managing Organization: National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)

Contact:
Lynn Beyer
lbeyer@nfpa.com
414-778-3364

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
<strong>Eligibility</strong> To be eligible for this scholarship, you must: <ul> <li>Be a senior in high school for the 2019-2020 school year.</li> <li>Have participated on a team during the 2020 <em>FIRST</em> Robotics Competition (FRC®) or 2020 National Robotics League (NRL) Competition.</li> <li>Provide evidence that your 2020 FRC or NRL team used pneumatics on its competition robot.</li> </ul> <strong>Renewal Eligibility:</strong> <ul> <li>Provide proof of enrollment in an accredited tech school/college/university Engineering program every year for renewal.</li> <li>Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale at the accredited tech school/college/university.</li> </ul>

Deadlines

Registration Closes
May 1, 2020 12:01am
America/Chicago