Dematic FIRST® Scholarship program applications open

Applications for the Supply Chain and Logistics Scholarship Due Saturday, May 18 

THE SITUATION: The Dematic FIRST® Scholarship program supports high school and college students in their journey to become future supply chain and logistics leaders and innovators. This scholarship will award:

  • Two $5,000 scholarships
  • 10 $1,000 scholarships

THE APPLICATION: Applications will be submitted online. Students will be asked to upload:

  • High school transcripts for graduation verification or expected graduation date.
  • A one-page essay (1,000-word limit) responding to this prompt: You have been awarded a grant to design and develop a robot of your choice.
  • Describe the purpose of your robot and the problem it solves, highlighting its positive and negative impacts on the world.
  • Explain your design process, including how you prioritize features and navigate trade-offs between different components.
  • Identify the key team members you will need and justify their roles in the project.
  • A letter of recommendation (recommended, not required) from an adult mentor/coach on your FIRST team, teacher, or guidance counselor.

WHO: To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must:

  • Have participated in a FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) or a FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) Team during high school.
  • Apply and be admitted to a post-secondary institution (including trade schools) as a full- or part-time student.
  • You do not need to have already been admitted at the time of application for this scholarship.
  • Must be pursuing a post-secondary degree or certification at a North American academic institution. STEM degrees and certifications are preferred.
  • Available for any undergraduate students for the fall of 2024.

Previous Dematic FIRST Scholarship program winners are ineligible to win again.

WHEN: Applications are due Saturday, May 18.