Vail BoxerBots
Scholarship Info

FIRST Awards and Scholarships


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The Chairman's Award

Considered the most prestigious of FIRST's awards, the Chairman's Award is designed to honor "the team that, in the judges' estimation, best represents a model for other teams to emulate. It embodies the goals and mission of FIRST." The submission includes an essay, video, and verbal presentation at competitions. The BoxerBots' outreach to the young children of Vail Academy and to other community members through public demonstrations are quick examples of Team 1828's efforts to fulfill the goals and mission of FIRST.

The Woodie Flowers Award

At every competition, the Woodie Flowers Award is given to "mentors who lead, inspire and empower" their teams and who previous WFA winners deem are worthy to hold the title of 'Excellent FIRST Mentor." The award winner is chosen based upon an essay submitted by students on the team. In 2013, the BoxerBots will be nominating Mr. Aaron Cosgray for his outstanding contributions to the team over his 5 years as a mentor as well as his incredible insights and patience. We would like to thank Mr. Cosgray for his ongoing support of Team 1828.

Dean's List Award

The Dean's List recognizes "outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary." Nominations for this award are submitted by mentors for those students who step up for the team...and deliver.

Digital Media Award

This award is new in 2013, replacing the "Website Award." FIRST encourages teams to use technological communication to spread the word of themselves and of FIRST. For this new award, the Boxebots have a Youtube channel, a Twitter account, and a Facebook page that reaches upwards of 200 people!

Entrepreneurship Award

The FIRST Entrepreneurship Award is submitted as a business plan describing the team. It recognizes teams that have "developed a comprehensive business plan in order to define, manage and achieve team objectives." The BoxerBots submission describes team operations, systems, and history in order to provide a snapshot of team functions.