FIRST Robotics Scholarship

For First-Year Students

As a strong supporter of science, engineering, and technology, Mercer University has established a scholarship fund to recognize students participating on a FIRST competing team during their junior or senior year of high school.

Our FIRST Robotics Scholarship is offered to select incoming first-year students with FIRST experience who are pursuing a career in engineering. Students selected by Mercer as FIRST Scholars are eligible for a $3,000 non-renewable scholarship.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Apply for admission to Mercer University and be admitted by March 1 of your senior year of high school.
  • Plan to pursue engineering as a career path.
  • Show active involvement on a competing FIRST FRC or FTC team during your junior or senior year of high school.
  • Submit a one-page essay highlighting your experience with FIRST and how it has influenced your career path.

Eligible students will receive an email from the Office of University Admissions inviting them to apply through their Mercer application portal.