UAA FIRST Alumni Scholarship
Here at the UAA College of Engineering, we recognize the technical and creative skills developed in youth who participate in the FIRST robotics program, and are eager to welcome FIRST alumni into our engineering and computer science programs.
Five $1000 scholarships are available to students who have participated in the FIRST Robotics program for at least one full season during high school and have applied to UAA’s College of Engineering. This scholarship is renewable for up to 3 additional years, if students maintain a GPA of at least 2.5, and remain enrolled as full-time students within the UAA College of Engineering.
- Entering Engineering students who have participated in at least one full season of FIRST Tech Challenge or FIRST Robotics Competition
- Have applied to UAA, designating the College of Engineering
- Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or equivalent; transfer students must have minimum college GPA of 2.5
- Minimum ACT Math and composite score of 24 or SAT score (combined Math and Critical Reading only) of 1040
- Preference given to students who have completed Pre-Calculus or equivalent in high school
Send completed application and attachments NO LATER THAN APRIL 1st by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
UAA College of Engineering
Attn: Terrie Gottstein
3211 Providence Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
FRC Team 568, The Nerds of the North
Join Alaska's one and only high school FRC Robotics team, hosted right here at UAA!
About the Team
The UAA College of Engineering hosts Alaska's one and only high school FRC Robotics team, team 568, the Nerds of the North.
Team 568 is an Alaska-wide high school robotics team that designs and builds large, competitive robots to compete against other teams in the FIRST Robotics Competition in the Pacific Northwest Region. The team is hosted in the UAA Engineering and Industry building in the Robotics and Innovation Lab, which they share with the UAA Robotics team. UAA engineering students, faculty, and staff assist in mentoring the team in many different areas of expertise.
In addition to designing, building, and programming robots, the team also conducts outreach to encourage younger students to pursue STEM careers and keep up their literacy skills.