Raytheon Company will award $1,000 individual scholarships to 40 high school seniors or full-time college students who participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition or were a member of a FIRST Tech Challenge team. The scholarship recipients hail from Alabama, California, Texas and 15 other states.
The 2015 Raytheon-FIRST® Robotics Scholarship program is aimed at FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) alumni pursuing undergraduate education as math, science, engineering or technology majors. FIRST is a series of international robotics competitions for middle and high school students.
Raytheon, a longstanding supporter of the FIRST Robotics Competition and Tech Challenge, sponsors and mentors about 30 teams each year. Seventeen Raytheon-mentored teams were among 600 teams from around the world who competed at the international championship in St. Louis, Missouri, this spring. The company has offered the Raytheon-FIRST Robotics Scholarship since 2003; to date, the program has disbursed almost $500,000 in scholarships.