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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 2020 scholarship cycle, please see the schedule below.

2020 First Tech Scholarship Applications

Application Open Date

February 1, 2020

Application Close Date

March 31, 2020

Recipients Will Be Notified

July 2020

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 2020 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 2019

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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Abigail O'Connor

University of Washington

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering

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Arlene Law

University of Washington

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering

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Christian Love

University of Washington

Doctoral Degree in Higher Education

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Emily Chin

UC San Diego

Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science

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Engubia Fontama

Stanford University

Bachelor of Science in Economics

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Jacob Cook

Oregon State University

Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering and Electrical/Computer Engineering

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Kacie Foster

Whitworth University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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Kalais Samuelson

Seattle Pacific University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

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Nicholas Agarpo

University of Washington

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Ryan Krout

Pacific University

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

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Sarah Abuelkhair

Portland State University

Master of Social Work

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Selina Adelman

Haverford College

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science