FIRST ® Robotics Scholarship

Apply Now! Deadline is February 15, 2017

The NextEra Energy Foundation is proud to provide a scholarship opportunity to reward FIRST® students whose experience has inspired their interest in an engineering or information management career. One $5,000, renewable scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who has two or more years in an FTC or FRC program in FPL’s service area. A weighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required to apply and students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to renew each year.

Before the award is paid out, the winning student must be accepted to an accredited four-year college or university majoring in information science (or related field) or engineering

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Robotics Grants

Florida Power and Light Company funds robotics teams in the FPL service area.

We believe in the power of robotics. Students are introduced to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in a fun and interactive way. Robotics stimulates critical thinking, creativity and collaboration skills important for careers now and in the future. To request funding for a team, please provide a letter on school or organization letterhead.

Provide:

  • Budget
  • Students served
  • Indicate how many competitions you will enter
  • Are you a rookie or mature team
  • List adults who will coach and mentor your team

You must also provide a W-9 with the name, address and federal tax ID number of the entity that will manage your funds. Scan materials and email to Maureen.Wilt@FPL.com. In the subject line write Request for Robotics Funding.

Science Fairs

Science fairs are a great way to inspire young minds and future scientists. We support only district-wide science fairs with categories of energy or engineering. If your district would like to be considered for a science fair grant, send the appropriate paperwork to Maureen.Wilt@FPL.com.

Due to the number of schools in our service area, we cannot provide grants or support to individual schools for their science fair activities.