As part of the partnership with the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, in 2013 WPI established scholarships for VEX Robotics participants. Each year WPI will award a grand prize scholarship of $80,000 ($20,000 per year, for four years) and two runner-up scholarships of $10,000 ($2,500 per year, for four years).

To apply for the VEX scholarships:

  • Candidates must have applied to WPI through the standard admissions process before February 1, 2018.
  • By March 12, 2018, candidates must submit the following additional materials via SlideRoom*:
    • Scholarship Application
    • Letter of nomination from the adult team mentor/advisor. Note: you will have the opportunity to invite your nominator to submit his/her letter of recommendation via SlideRoom.
  • Supplemental information and/or presentations may be submitted to support and enhance the scholarship application. Presentations (PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, etc.), video (mov, wmv, flv, mp4), or links to media and should be submitted directly through SlideRoom.

*SlideRoom is a web based service where you can complete your application, solicit a nomination from an adult team mentor/advisor, and upload any supplemental information to be considered. Please be sure to select the VEX scholarship application.

VEX Scholarship Eligibility

VEX scholarship candidates must be high school seniors and active VEX team members. Scholarship applicants must be capable of meeting WPI admissions standards, have demonstrated enthusiasm for engineering and science, and possess the ability and innovation necessary to excel as an engineer, scientist, or manager. Please contact with any questions about the VEX scholarship.