IRI Scholarships

Announcing the 2023 IRI Scholarships!

For 2023, we will award multiple Technical/Open Scholarships. We expect each scholarship’s value to be between $1000 and $2000.

These scholarships are for 2022-2023 school year seniors who will attend post-high school education institutions (college, community college, university, and technical school). You must attend in the Fall 2023 – the check will be written to you and the school and must be deposited into your “school account”.

It is very important that you follow the guidelines below and be sure you have included all the requested information. Don’t make it hard on the sponsoring companies!

Technical / Open

Requirements / Actions
1. Student must submit answers to the questions (below) and answer an essay question.
2. The team must attend the 2023 IRI, and it is preferred that the student also is attending. If you cannot attend with your team, please include a statement as to “why not” at the end of your essay and have a team mentor bring the essay to the event.

3. Applications must be received by Friday July 7 at Noon.

Submit a printed essay, containing the information detailed below. Essays are to be submitted at the event and the specific location will be announced.

Team Number:
College / University Attending:
Expected Major:
Scholarship You’re Applying For: Technical/Open or Teaching
Years on FIRST Team:
Primary Roles on Team:

Answer the following question:
How my FIRST experience has prepared me to be successful in college. (Please add a short statement if you are NOT able to attend the IRI.)