2017 FIRST Scholarship Opportunities

2017 FIRST Scholarship Opportunities are live! Check out all of the Scholarship Opportunities that are being made available to high-school-level FIRST Participants and Alumni. Don’t forget to check back often as new opportunities are being added all of the time! You can find more online resources via the following links about FIRST Alumni Programs and the FIRST Scholarship Program.

National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT)’s Aspirations in Computing Award: Calling all hackers, coders, and technical high school women! Applications are now open to any U.S. high school woman with computing aspirations. Winners receive scholarships, prizes, and more. 

All teachers, counselors, administrators, mentors, and other educators who encourage girls’ interest and participation in technology pursuits are welcome to apply for the Educator Award.  Winners receive a cash prize for professional development and more.

Over 20% of award winners in the last 3 years have had FIRST experience. Put your experience to work for you and apply soon.  Don’t forget to reference that you are a FIRST program participant on your application (no acronyms, please!).  The deadline for submittal is in early November.  For more information and FAQs, visit the 2017 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award page.

National 4-H Council:  4-H Youth in Action Awards recognize outstanding 4-H’ers who epitomize 4-H youth empowerment and leadership. Four (4) accomplished 4-H’ers who have gained critical life skills through their 4-H experience and have utilized those skills for personal impact and community impact will be selected in each of the following core pillars:

  • Agriculture
  • Citizenship
  • Healthy Living
  • STEM

Last year’s STEM Pillar Winner was Thad Hughes, a FIRST Robotics Competition alum from Illinois.  Thad is now a Mechanical Engineering student (’19) at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.

One winner from the four pillar winners will be selected as the 2017 4-H Legacy Award winner. The deadline to submit for the award is Monday, October 24th at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. For more information about the awards, visit: 2017 Youth in Action (Legacy) Awards.

VCU's School of Engineering Dean’s Early Research Initiative (DERI) Application

The VCU School of Engineering is pleased to announce that the application for the Dean’s Early Research Initiative (DERI) is now open.  

The DERI provides an opportunity for high school seniors to work as part of a research team in a School of Engineering lab. DERI students selected this year will work during the summer and all through the next academic year.

Current juniors can apply now to participate in the DERI during their senior year. More detailed information can be found at http://www.egr.vcu.edu/deri/ or by contacting Dr. Lorraine Parker at lparker@vcu.edu.

2015 FLL Tournament Survey

For those who attended FLL tournament, thank you so much for coming and participating. You guys are the reason we love hosting it annually! To improve your future FLL experiences here at Godwin High School, please complete this survey. It will truly be helpful for our team.

Again, thank you for coming. Until next year!

—TALON 540

Virginia Space Coast Scholars for 10th Grade Students

Virginia Space Coast Scholars is a NASA-based STEM program for 10th grade students who are interested in NASA’s space and Earth and airborne science-related missions managed or flown by NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Master Teacher positions are available and will be advertised in a future email.

The Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a program for sophomores focusing on the earth and airborne science, engineering, and technology integral to current missions at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. This dynamic (and FREE) program, designed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), inspires students who possess technical and/or scientific interests and are motivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASA offers.

The VSCS program features two key elements: 1. an on-line science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience featuring five modules; and 2. a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA where selected scholars will learn first-hand from NASA professionals and their partners about the latest cutting edge technologies and missions.

Program Information:

  • FREE Program for 10th grade students
  • Online modules covering NASA aircraft, balloon, and rocket missions launched or managed at Wallops Flight Facility
  • Online course runs from December 2016 through April 2016
  • Highly successful students will be selected for a week long summer academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility (Chincoteague, VA)

Application Deadline: November 8, 2015

Visit http://vscs.spacegrant.org/ for the application and more information. 

2015 - 2016 TALON 540 Student Application

Click here for the 2015-2016 Student Application and please see Mr. Hurlburt in room 31 if you have any questions especially with schedule conflicts (submitted online by 09/30 6PM).

Click here for the HCPS Clubs & Activities Form. Print, sign, and return by 10/02 4PM.

Click here for the Media Release Form. Print, sign, and return by 10/02 4PM.



The Virginia Council on Women 4th annual STEM Essay Contest

The Virginia Council on Women is pleased to host the 4th annual STEM essay contest. Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for the contest.

The purpose of the Council on Women (Council) is to help women reach their potential and maximize their contribution to society and the Commonwealth as wage earners and citizens. The Council has initiated several projects to meet this goal, one being the annual essay contest for young women in high school. We believe opportunities offered to women early in life will help lead to their success as productive and resourceful citizens.

The Council will award one $5,000 scholarship to a female junior or senior who will be pursuing a STEM career at an institution of higher education. Other scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the Council. Essays will be judged by a panel of Council members and women who hold a degree in or work in STEM fields.

An awards presentation and reception will be held on Capitol Square in Richmond on April 15, 2015. 

Who is eligible?: Young women should be in their junior or senior year at a high school in Virginia and hold at least a 2.5 GPA.

How to apply? Use our online form.

Deadline: Entries must be received by 11:59 PM on February 25, 2015.

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