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Since 2008, we've supported our members in achieving their dreams of higher education through our scholarship program. Each year, we're proud to award ten outstanding members with $5,000 scholarships: five to students with a STEM-focused major and five to students with other areas of study.

If you're interested in applying for the 2021 scholarship cycle, please see the schedule below.

2021 First Tech Scholarship Applications

Application Open Date

February 1, 2021

Application Close Date

March 31, 2021

Recipients Will Be Notified

July 2021

Applicant criteria:

  • Be a First Tech member in good standing
  • Plan to enroll or already be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution for the fall 2021 quarter/semester
  • Have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average

Please see our FAQ to answer questions you may have, or please contact Community Engagement.

Scholarship Recipients 2020

We are privileged to continue our tradition of awarding scholarships to members across the country who have showcased their determination, high academic achievement, and involvement in their communities. This year, we awarded $60,000 to the following 12 students, and we wish them the very best in their future careers.
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Lillian Wu

University of Arizona


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Teresa Hoffman

Antioch University New England

Clinical Psychology

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Trisha Chau

Oregon Health & Science University


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Shivani Thakor

Oregon State University


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Kate Bandettini

Oregon State University


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Jiawoei Hu

California State University, San Bernardino

Special Education 

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Ethan Wickman

Oregon State University

Computer Science 

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Anna Mendelsohn

University of California San Diego


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Annalisa Mueller-Eberstein

University of Washington

International Relations 


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Alissa Allen

Brigham Young University



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Timothy Walz

Chemeketa Community College



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Julie Preast

Marshall University

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