Niche College Scholarship

NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship

May 5, 2025
Awards Available: 1

Scholarship Description

NFPA offers one merit-based scholarship, for $30,000 ($7,500 per year for up to four years), to a high school senior who participates as part of a FIRST® Robotics, National Robotics League, or VEX Robotics Competition Team and uses fluid power in their robot. The money awarded is used to study engineering at any accredited technical college or university in the United States. The goal of the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship is to bring an awareness of fluid power options in robotics to high school students and to stimulate increased use of fluid power products in these competitions.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant does not have to pursue a dedicated fluid power degree program but must enroll in a relevant program where fluid power is taught. Students enrolled in the following degree programs are welcome to apply (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Systems Technology
  • Automation Robotics, Engineering Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • CNC Engineering Technician Certificate
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Design and Mechatronics
  • Engineering Technology
  • Fluid Power Technology
  • Hydraulic Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Industrial Technology
  • Manufacturing Equipment Technician Certificate
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechatronics Certificate
  • Pneumatic Engineering Technician

Application Process

  1. Review eligibility requirements and make sure you qualify to apply
  2. Gather all required materials
  3. Submit completed application with required materials, including

Applications are due on May 5th at 11:59PM Central Time.

Completed applications will be reviewed by a committee of NFPA Member Judges. Finalists will be invited to a virtual interview with the selection committee. The NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship awardee will be announced after July 1st. Scholarship Search