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Saginaw Valley State University has established FIRST Robotics scholarships to recognize the achievements of FIRST Robotics Competition participants. This renewable scholarship will provide a $16,000 award ($4,000 per year) renewable for up to four years, for study at Saginaw Valley State University.

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About SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its more than 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. SVSU has established itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels. More about SVSU....


To be eligible for the FIRST Robotics Scholarship, a student must:

  • Have participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition in current academic year,
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in high school, and
  • Demonstrate commitment to leadership, service and academic success.

Meet 2017 Scholarship Recepients

Bryce Stevens knew he was headed to college. His experience competing in the FIRST Robotics state finals at Saginaw Valley State University, coupled with a new SVSU scholarship for FIRST in Michigan robotics competitors, convinced him to choose SVSU.

After spending three days on campus in April – his Jacktown Vectors FIRST Robotics team advanced to the semifinals – Stevens said he could not imagine himself going to any other school. Read Full Story...


Incoming freshman students must be applied and admitted to SVSU for the Fall 2019 term.  Students must fill out the SVSU Private Scholarship Application to be considered - deadline is January 15, 2019.  Admitted students can click here to go to the online private scholarship application.

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The scholarship is renewable on an annual basis, for a total of eight semesters, providing the recipient maintains the following level of eligibility:

  • Is enrolled at SVSU and completes at least 24 credit hours between the Fall and Winter semesters,
  • Maintains a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA, and
  • Successfully makes progress in their program requirements each academic year.