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Scholarships, scholarships, and even more scholarships!

For parents, nothing comes close to the importance of doing the best possible thing for their children, whether it's at home, with friends, or at school. As the parent of an incoming freshman or of a seasoned returning high schooler, you should encourage your son or daughter to join a multitude of clubs and/or sports teams. But did you know that Gus Robotics Team 228 is one of the best extracurricular activities to join?

What better way to help your child find the road to success than a large college scholarship? As of 2007, there are over eight million dollars worth of scholarships available to students in the FIRST Robotics Competition, including literally dozens of full-ride scholarships. While full-ride sports scholarships are far and few between, the chances of winning a full-ride FIRST scholarship are much, much higher!

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About Gus

Gus Robotics Team 228 was founded in 1999 to bring the excitement and inspiration of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) to students from Meriden, CT. Since then, our program has grown into a nationally-recognized robotics team for students from five different high schools in Meriden and Wallingford, CT.

Through our involvement in FRC and VRC, we introduce and inspire students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Mentors from a wide variety of fields including teaching, engineering (mechanical, electrical, robotics), computer science, machinists, technicians, business executives and more, teach students relevant real-world experience and applications.

We've also built strong relationships with our local school district, businesses and organizations to help provide our students the best possible experience; these sponsors are crucial to our long-term success.

Recent graduates from our program have won over quarter million dollars in scholarships, and have gone onto a variety of careers in STEM fields.