What is a FIRST Chesapeake Alumnus?
A FIRST Chesapeake Alumnus is anyone that graduated from a FIRST Program in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. A FIRST Chesapeake alumnus can also be a FIRST Alumnus that has moved to the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia and wants to be a part of the alumni association.
The goal of the FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Association is to help our alumni connect with other FIRST alumni, FIRST teams and students, as well as give them the tools to succeed in today’s global economy.
FIRST Chesapeake Alumni are eligible to receive invitations to alumni events, information about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, and job and internship postings.
Interested in volunteering, mentoring, or planning an alumni social in your area? Please register with the alumni association and tell us so!
Check out employment and internship opportunities with FIRST Chesapeake sponsors here.
Be sure to sign up as an alumni so you will receive invitations to future events.
Keep any eye on this page and our Facebook Group for upcoming events and opportunities.
The FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Ambassador Program Sponsored by
Booz Allen Hamilton is back with team grants and expanded opportunities
to volunteer virtually
--an exclusive opportunity for FIRST Alumni!
FIRST Chesapeake represents the FIRST FTC and FRC community in DC, Maryland, and Virginia and highly values the contributions of FIRST alumni as volunteers, mentors, and community advocates. In 2020, FIRST Chesapeake launched a new program that gave FIRST alumni opportunities to:
- connect with other FIRST alumni across the region;
- gain unique professional networking opportunities with FIRST supporters; and
- give back to the FIRST community.
Who are Alumni Ambassadors?
FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Ambassadors are:
- a new generation of technical and trained competition volunteers (graduated from high school within the past ten years);
- models of Coopertition® and Gracious Professionalism®;
- mentors and volunteers who support FIRST Chesapeake teams, especially new teams and teams in high-need areas;
- advocates who can explain FIRST and speak to its impact at community events.
Thanks to the generosity of Booz Allen Hamilton, we have this opportunity to highlight the contributions of FIRST alumni, while ensuring we have a cohort of experienced, committed alumni volunteers to support the next generation of FIRST teams. The 2021 cohort of Alumni Ambassadors, selected in December 2020, will be given the necessary training to assume more complex volunteer roles at District events, be publicly acknowledged for their role as FIRST alumni representatives, and will be eligible for grants of $1,000 to the FIRST team or program of their choice.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Ambassadors cohort. The application deadline is December 4. Eligibility and program details are included below and on the Alumni Ambassador Program application.
Completed application submitted by December 4, 2020.
Ambassadors must be an FTC or FRC alumnus who has graduated from high school in the past ten years.
Ambassadors can be FIRST Alumni who participated in a FIRST team anywhere, but to be eligible to serve as a FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Ambassador, participants must reside in DC, Maryland, or Virginia.
Alumni Ambassador application deadline:
December 4, 2020, 11:59PM
Selected Ambassadors will be notified by December 11, 2020.
Upon completion of the Ambassador Program, $1,000 grants will be awarded to the FIRST team chosen by the Alumni Ambassador.