Do you have students in your class that have participated in First and are looking for scholarships to fill the gap to go to college? Make sure to pass along the BAE First Scholarship Program along to your students. You may even want to go over this with younger students so they know what the requirements are to ensure they qualify later in their high school career.  Online recommendation forms should be submitted the summer prior to senior year for students.
BAE Systems FIRST® Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors who live within 70 miles of a BAE systems facility who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the BAE Systems FIRST® Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors who live within 70 miles of one of the following BAE Systems facilities:
    • Alabama
      • Huntsville, AL: 620 Discovery Drive Suite 325, Huntsville, AL 35806
    • California
      • San Diego, CA: 10920 Technology Drive, San Diego, CA 92127
    • Indiana
      • Fort Wayne, IN: 4250 Airport Expressway, Fort Wayne, IN 46809
    • Iowa
      • Cedar Rapids, IA: 855 35th Street NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498
    • Massachusetts
      • Burlington, MA: 600 District Ave, Burlington, MA 01803
      • Lexington, MA: 2 Forbes Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
      • Plymouth, MA: 36 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth MA 02360
    • New Hampshire
      • Nashua, NH: 65 Spit Brook Rd, Nashua, NH 03060
      • Merrimack, NH: 130 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054
      • Hudson, NH: 65 River Rd, Hudson, NH 03051
    • New Jersey
      • Totowa, NJ: 100 Campus Rd. #1, Totowa, New Jersey, 07512
      • Wayne, NJ: 150 Parish Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
    • New York
      • Endicott, NY: 1098 Clark St, Endicott, NY 13760
      • Greenlawn, NY: 450 Pulaski Road, Greenlawn, NY 11740
    • Texas
      • Austin, TX: 6500 Tracor Lane, Austin, TX 78725
    • Virginia
      • Manassas, VA: 9300 Wellington Road, Manassas, VA 20110


  • Be on a FIRST ® team (FRC or FTC) that has been sponsored by BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems (ES) sector during the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 competition season.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four- year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Plan to pursue one of the following fields of study:
    • Mechanical Engineering/Materials Engineering
    • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering/Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Interdisciplinary Engineering (Including Electromechanical Engineering)
    • Computer Science
    • Physics
    • Optical Engineering
    • Aerospace Engineering
      • Please note, this is not a comprehensive list of possible eligible majors. If you have a question about your major, please contact Scholarship America.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.00 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Demonstrate a willingness to accept an internship with Sponsor by completing an internship application on the Sponsor’s website when directed. Internships will begin following the completion of the first year of college.
  • Must be able to comply with BAE Systems’ security and employment requirements. The requirements are detailed here: