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FIRST
August 30, 2010

As a university admissions official, I have been working with FIRST to provide scholarship opportunities to high school seniors involved in FIRST for the past four years. I am continually impressed by the caliber of the students involved in FIRST, as well as the ways in which FIRST encourages students of all grade levels to enjoy the creativity, teamwork and problem solving involved in meeting each year's robotics challenge. The relationships that students build with their mentors, and the team spirit that FIRST fosters through it's emphasis on gracious professionalism are quite remarkable! These students are generally highly motivated and well prepared for the challenges that wait for them in their university studies, as well as their life after FIRST. The fact that so many student participants become mentors as adults is a testament to the success of the program.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing the success of the student participants once they arrive on our university campus, as well as their enthusiasm to remain involved in FIRST as mentors.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the experience I've had with the student participants. They are so excited and enthusistic about the challenges presented to them by FIRST and the skills they've gained from working within the organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely helpful and enthusiastic about the organization and the student participants.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I coordinate a scholarship program offered by my employer to students involved in FIRST.