UNCF - FIRST® x UNCF Scholars Program

In partnership with UNCF, FIRST® has developed the FIRST® x UNCF Scholars Program to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for FIRST alumni who aspire to become leaders and innovators in their respective fields. The Program will award nine students with one-time scholarships in the amount of up to $10,000 and will be open for matriculated college students attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), Tribal College and University (TCU), or Asian-American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

FIRST® engages PreK-12 (ages 4-18) in exciting, mentor-based, research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society.

In order to be eligible, you must have attended their programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Be an alum of FIRST®. Alumni status will be confirmed.
Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Be enrolled in Fall 2023 as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior at a four-year, U.S. located, accredited college or university that is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, a Tribal College, or a Historically Black College or University.
Be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Have a demonstrated unmet financial need as verified by their college or university.
Preference will be given to students who received funding from the 2022 FIRST® x UNCF Scholars Program.

Up to $10,000