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FIRST Wisconsin Scholarship Program 

The FIRST Wisconsin Scholarship Program was created in partnership with Clarios in 2024 to increase retention of FIRST Alumni in the state of Wisconsin. In this first year, two $2,500 scholarship opportunities will be available for FIRST Alumni from a Wisconsin high school FIRST Team who have attended at least one year of a post-secondary program at the time of application. 

All submissions are due by June 14th, 2024.

Scholarship Application Qualifications

  • You must be a FIRST Alumni, which is defined as a student in high school who participated on a high-school-level FIRST Robotics Competition and/or FIRST Tech Challenge team. 

  • You must be a Wisconsin resident who participated on a Wisconsin high-school-level FIRST team

  • You must have completed one year of post-secondary education and be attending a Wisconsin two- or four-year university or college.

  • You must be pursuing a Bachelor's or two-year degree in engineering, chemistry, physics, math, computer science, data analytics or similar related field.

Application Timing

  • Application opens March 14th, 2024

  • Deadline to apply is June 14th, 2024

  • Applications to be reviewed June/July 

  • Announcements will be made early August 

  • Scholarships will be awarded by August 30th, 2024

Who is Clarios?

Clarios is the global leader in advanced, low-voltage battery technologies for mobility. As the creator behind the world’s most recognizable car battery brands, we are the car battery found in most new vehicles including leading brands such as Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. Our 16,000 employees in over 100 countries develop, manufacture, and distribute batteries for virtually every type of vehicle. We recover, recycle, and reuse up to 99% of our battery materials, leading sustainability practices in our industry. Clarios, formerly Johnson Controls Battery Group, is currently a Brookfield portfolio company.


Clarios is a proud partner of FIRST Wisconsin, a local nonprofit that provides access to life-changing robotics programs that give young people the skills, confidence, and resilience to build a better world. Clarios not only sponsors teams as an organization, but also encourages employees to volunteer at local competitions and volunteer as a mentor directly with local FIRST teams. This partnership provides value to our Wisconsin students and develops extensive leadership and management skills for our employees. We are excited to expand our partnership with FIRST Wisconsin by offering two scholarships to FIRST Alumni in August of 2024.

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