Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Monday, February 11, 2008

Common Question and FIRST Scholarships

Another freezing cold day...but what do you expect for February in New England!!

Most of our early applicants have received their decision letters by now and we've been seeing some questions about the password for the accepted student site...you can access the site through the link on the bottom right of admissions.wpi.edu and you can find the password on the insert that came with your acceptance letter. Enjoy!!

Application review for regular decision candidates is now in full force. I am always pleased to see how many applicants are involved with FIRST Robotics and this year's group of applicants haven't disappointed. Best of luck with this year’s challenge!!

If you are on your school's FIRST team I encourage you to apply for one of the scholarships WPI offers to FIRST participants! WPI is a longtime supporter of FIRST, and will be offering both the WPI Design Innovation Scholarship and the WPI Allaire Scholarship again this year. Each scholarship carries with it an award of full-tuition for four years of undergraduate study and new for 2008 are runner-up awards for the Design Innovation Scholarship.

Both FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and FIRST Technical Challenge (FTC) participants are welcome to apply. More information about our scholarships, and application instructions and forms can be found on our web site: http://www.admissions.wpi.edu/Costs/scholarships.html. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2007. We will announce the scholarship winners at the FIRST Championship in Atlanta in April...good luck!!