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Fluid Power Robotics Challenge

The NFPA Robotics Challenge is a scholarship program that launched with the 2016-17 school year. In support of the missions of FIRST® Robotics and National Robotics League (NRL), NFPA will be offering one merit-based scholarship, for $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years), to a high school senior who participates as part of a 2018 FIRST® Robotics or NRL Competition Team.

This scholarship may be used to study engineering at any accredited technical college or university in the United States. The goal of this scholarship is to bring an awareness of fluid power options in robotics to high school students and to stimulate increased use of fluid power products in these competitions.

If you would like to help by becoming a judge for the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship applications, please contact Lynn Beyer at (414) 778-3364.


And the 2017 winner is…

We are happy to announce that the winner of the NFPA Robotics Challenge scholarship is Spencer Tiegs of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Spencer graduated from Waukesha West High School in June 2017. During his senior year, he took PLC classes at WCTC – Waukesha County Technical College​, and has held an internship at a local engineering company for the last two years.

Spencer will be attending the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)​ for Mechanical Engineering. He will be part of MSOE’s University Scholars Honors Program.

Read more about Spencer

Contact Info


6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2350

Milwaukee, WI 53214

(414) 778-3344 (o)

(414) 778-3361 (f)

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