Dematic, the global firm that creates automation solutions that help businesses in manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution; the company has research and development engineering centers, manufacturing facilities, and service centers located in more than 26 countries, and has rolled out the Dematic FIRST Scholarship program.

In a March 27 news release announcing the opening of application eligibility, the company said the Dematic FIRST Scholarship program supports high school and college students in their journey to become future supply chain and logistics leaders and innovators. 

This scholarship will award: 

  • Two $5,000 scholarships 
  • 10 $1,000 scholarships

Applications will be submitted online, and students will be asked to upload the following:

  • High school graduation for 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 from an adult mentor/coach on your FIRST team, teacher, or guidance counselor.

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 Sat., May 18. Apply HERE