Dematic opens applications for STEM scholarships

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by Emily Atkins

Applications for Dematic’s FIRST Scholarship Program are now open for submission. This scholarship supports STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students in their journey to become future leaders and innovators in supply chain and logistics.

This scholarship will award two US$5,000 scholarships and 10 $1,000 scholarships.

Applications will be submitted online. Students will be asked to upload:

  • High school transcripts for graduation verification or expected graduation date. 
  • A one-page essay (1,000-word limit) responding to this prompt: You have been awarded a grant to design and develop a robot of your choice.
  • Describe the purpose of your robot and the problem it solves, highlighting its positive and negative impacts on the world.
  • Explain your design process, including how you prioritize features and navigate trade-offs between different components.
  • Identify the key team members you will need and justify their roles in the project.
  • A letter of recommendation (recommended, not required) from an adult mentor/coach on your FIRST team, teacher, or guidance counsellor. 

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must:

  • Have participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) or a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team during high school. 
  • Apply and be admitted to a post-secondary institution (including trade schools) as a full- or part-time student.
  • You do not need to have already been admitted at the time of application for this scholarship.
  • Must be pursuing a post-secondary degree or certification at a North American academic institution. STEM degrees and certifications are preferred.
  • Available for any undergraduate students for the fall of 2024.

Previous Dematic FIRST Scholarship program winners are ineligible to win again. Applications are due Saturday, May 18, 2024.