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Program Updates, Deadlines & Reminders 
Open! Award Submissions: The 2023 FIRST® Impact Award, Dean's List Award, and Woodie Flowers Award application portals opened today Thursday, November 3, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time.
The Woodie Flowers Award and the Dean’s List Award applications will close on Thursday, February 9, 2023. The FIRST Impact Award application will close on Thursday, February 16, 2023.
Please note:
  • For the FIRST Impact Award & Woodie Flowers Award, a student can only be assigned as an award submitter if their parent/guardian has signed the Consent & Release Form.
  • Lead mentors 1 and 2 are now able to submit for the FIRST Impact Award. While we are allowing this option, we still strongly encourage this submission to be made by students.
  • Students must have a signed 2023 FIRST Consent & Release form to be nominated and interviewed for the Dean’s List Award.
Find more information, including steps to designate an award submitter, on the Awards page and our Helpful Tips for Award Submissions page.  
Additional events:
  • Unrestricted Regional Events and Additional In-District Events registration is still open, and will close Monday, November 14 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Additional Inter-Districts Events will open Tuesday, November 8 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time and will also close on Monday, November 14 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time.
Woodie Flowers Finalist Award at District Championships: Read this FIRST Robotics Competition Blog to learn more about the change to number of awards presented at some of the District Championships this season.
Kickoff Registration is still open: Lead mentors for event-ready teams can select the local kickoff where they would like to receive their Kickoff Kit via the FIRST Dashboard. Teams have until 12 noon Eastern Time on Monday, November 14 to complete this selection.
Is your team tax exempt? If your team is tax exempt, you can provide your tax-exempt status to FIRST ahead of the payment deadline on Monday, November 14 to ensure a smooth checkout process. Details on taxes for team registration are available in this blog from last year. Instructions on providing your Tax Exempt Form are on this page.
FIRST Updates 
The Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program is now open and this life-changing opportunity will last a lifetime! The Program awards 400 high school seniors who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science with a $40,000 scholarship for college, plus a guaranteed paid internship at Amazon. Applications are open until January 20, 2023. Learn how to apply.

As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions.   
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