James Broom / Spencer James Memorial Bursaries 2019


The Windsor-Essex FIRST Community is committed to recognizing graduating students who are active in their
FIRST Robotics team, as well as their community. We also want to encourage continued involvement in the

In 2014 we lost two members of our FIRST family. James Broom was a team member of the Maranatha
Christian Academy, FRC team 4595. Spencer James was a mentor with team for the Belle River Automatons,
FRC team 4920. Both were sadly taken from our community way too soon - just after our inaugural event in
2014. As a way of honouring their memories and contributions, a total of 5 bursaries will be offered as the
James Broom Bursaries and the Spencer James Bursaries.

These bursaries are to support continued education, and to encourage continued involvement in the FIRST
Community. Each $1,000.00 bursary and will be received by the awarded students upon proof of enrollment in a
continued education program.

Application Form

Eligibility Requirements:

Each applicant must:

  • Be a FIRST Robotics participant from a Windsor, Essex, of Kent County Team
  • Have a GPA of B- (70%) or higher
  • Be graduating high school in June 2019
  • Pursue continued education (College, University, Trade Program)
  • Confirmation of enrollment in an eligible program required within 12 months of announcement

Application Process:
To apply, students must submit the following before Monday, May 30th at 11:59PM

  • A completed scholarship application form (linked on the side)
  • Personal Essay: Please address these questions in 900 characters (including spaces) or less per section
    • How were you involved on your FIRST Robotics team?
    • How were you involved in the FIRST Robotics community?
    • Describe what FIRST means to you
    • How will continued education shape your future, and what are your FIRST Plans after High School?

Please submit application materials to:

Windsor-Essex FIRST Robotics - Memorial Bursary Committee


The successful candidates will be contacted in June and posted on our website. Good Luck!