First Scholarship

In support of the mission of FIRST, Bradley University offers up to four $2,500 renewable scholarships to high school seniors who have participated for at least one full season in a FIRST Robotics Competition or FIRST Tech Challenge in either their junior or senior years. Applicants should have at least a 3.5 high school GPA. Winners must enroll at Bradley as full-time, first-year fall student majoring in a program of study within the College of Engineering and Technology. Scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters for recipients who maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete Bradley University’s Application for Undergraduate Admission. 
  • Submit the following FIRST scholarship application online beginning October 1. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 31, 2024.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from your FIRST team’s adult mentor or coach.

Mail Materials To:

  • Office of Financial Assistance
  • 1501 W. Bradley Ave.
  • Bradley University
  • Peoria, IL 61625
  • Fax: (309) 677-2798