Throughout their FIRST experience, students gain maturity, build self-confidence, learn teamwork,
and gain an understanding of professionalism. Students have fun while building a network of friends
and professional Mentors who enrich their lives.
Any FRC participant is eligible to apply for more than $19 million in scholarships from leading
engineering colleges and universities.
A series of awards honor accomplishments in areas including engineering, design excellence,
competitive play, sportsmanship, and high-impact partnerships between schools, businesses, and
communities. A judging committee of distinguished professionals makes award decisions. The most
prestigious award is the Chairman’s Award, which recognizes the team that best represents a model
for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.