The Scholarship Competition awards range between $1,500 and $4,000 dollars, but the top Engineering student will be selected to win the Behrens Scholarship of $5,000. Applicants for the FIRST Robotics scholarship of $2,500 may also be interviewed at Scholarship Competition. Students may also apply/compete for both FIRST Robotics and the academic engineering award, but are only eligible to win one of these scholarships.

Part I: Essay

If you are invited to compete at Scholarship Competition, you will need to submit the following materials to Adina McConaughey at by January 23.

As an engineering program, our mission at George Fox University is to prepare technically competent and broadly educated engineers for a life of responsible service emerging from a Christian worldview. As a student in the George Fox University engineering program, describe in 1200 words or less how you intend to: (1) accomplish this mission personally, and (2) provide strong, ongoing leadership to your peers in the fulfillment of this mission.

Part II: 10-minute interview 

This will be with an engineering faculty member at Scholarship Competition. Please come prepared to ask questions of the interviewers and to share/expound on elements of your essay.

If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Adina McConaughey at