It has come to our attention that the online form for submitting scholarship applications was not functional for part of the day yesterday. We have extended the deadline to Sunday, December 8 at 11:59PM to ensure everyone who wants to apply has a chance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Reaching for the Stars: Women in STEM Scholarships Sponsored by Dominion Energy. Scholarships will be awarded to three outstanding women (high school juniors and seniors) currently registered with a FIRST team in the FIRST Chesapeake District (FTC in Virginia, FRC in DC, Maryland, and Virginia). Finalists will be notified no later than December 9, 2019 and must attend an interview with the selection committee on December 13, 2019 at Rolls-Royce in Reston, VA. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than December 20th, 2019.

Scholarships will be presented at the annual Reaching for the Stars: Women in STEM Breakfast Sponsored by Rolls-Royce on January 23, 2020.

For additional details click here.

Questions? Contact Katarina Spears at .

Apply now!

 

 

Introducing the FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Ambassador Program
--an exclusive opportunity for FIRST Alumni!
 
FIRST Chesapeake represents the FIRST community in DC, Maryland, and Virginia (FTC in VA, FRC in DC, MD and VA) and highly values the contributions of FIRST alumni as volunteers, mentors, and community advocates. In 2020, FIRST Chesapeake is launching a new program that will give FIRST alumni opportunities to:
  • 1) connect with other FIRST alumni across the region;
  • 2) gain unique professional networking opportunities with FIRST supporters; and
  • 3) give back to the FIRST community.
 
Who are Alumni Ambassadors?
FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Ambassadors will be:
  • 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.
 
Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural FIRST Chesapeake Alumni Ambassadors cohort. The application deadline is December 20. Eligibility and program details are included below and on the Alumni Ambassador Program application.
 
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 first cohort of Alumni Ambassadors, selected in December 2019, 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.
 
Eligibility:
Completed application submitted by December 20, 2019.
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 20, 2019, 11:59PM
 
Notification:
Selected Ambassadors will be notified by January 3, 2020.
 
Other considerations:
Upon completion of the Ambassador Program, $1,000 grants will be awarded to the FIRST team or program of choice for each Ambassador.

DUE THIS FRIDAY! Don't miss out!

Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Reaching for the Stars: Women in STEM Scholarships, Sponsored by Dominion Energy. Scholarships will be awarded to three outstanding women (high school juniors and seniors) currently registered with a FIRST team in the FIRST Chesapeake District (FTC in Virginia, FRC in DC, Maryland, and Virginia). Applications are due no later than 11:59PM on Friday, December 6, 2019.

For more details and the application, please see the blog post at http://bit.ly/2qmdaPi

 

UPDATE: the FTC Christiansburg Qualifier this Saturday December 7th will have a concessions stand. They will offer drinks, coffee, donuts, and snacks, but no lunch food.

 

Congratulations to three FIRST Chesapeake District teams that received a NASA FIRST Robotics Competition Registration Grant!

The NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration grants are now live and the full list of teams that received the grant can be found at https://robotics.nasa.gov/events/2020_sponsorship.php.

Want to get paid to help kids build robots? FIRST Chesapeake is seeking PT contractors to work with specific middle school FIRST Tech Challenge teams in Richmond City Public Schools.

More details: http://bit.ly/2XvXp4a

Did you know we broadcast a Live Feed of the FIRST Chesapeake FIRST Tech Challenge qualifiers?

Watch online at https://www.twitch.tv/firstchesapeake1red/ The link is also posted on each qualifier webpage.

Share the link with your family and friends!

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Reaching for the Stars: Women in STEM Scholarships, Sponsored by Dominion Energy. Scholarships will be awarded to three outstanding women (high school juniors and seniors) currently registered with a FIRST team in the FIRST Chesapeake District (FTC in Virginia, FRC in DC, Maryland, and Virginia). Applications are due no later than 11:59PM on Friday, December 6, 2019. Finalists will be notified no later than December 9, 2019 and must attend an interview with the selection committee on December 13, 2019 at Rolls-Royce in Reston, VA. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than December 20th, 2019.

Scholarships will be presented at the annual Reaching for the Stars: Women in STEM Breakfast Sponsored by Rolls-Royce on January 23, 2020. Additional details are included below. Questions? Contact Katarina Spears at .

Apply now! http://bit.ly/2KEbyXI

 

Scholarship application deadline:

Friday, December 6, 2019, 11:59PM

 

Finalist interviews:

Friday, December 13, 2019, 8:00AM-12:00PM (scheduled in 30-minutes time slots) at Rolls-Royce US Corporate Headquarters, 1875 Explorer Street, Ste. 200, Reston, VA

 

Eligibility:

Three scholarships available for women currently registered with a FIRST team in the FIRST Chesapeake District (FTC in Virginia and FRC in DC, Maryland and Virginia)

 

Notification:

Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 20, 2019.

 

Other considerations:

Scholarship recipients must attend the Women in STEM Breakfast Sponsored by Rolls-Royce on January 23, 2020 at the UVA Darden Center, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 30th Floor, Arlington, VA 8:15AM-10:00AM for scholarship presentation.

 

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