Grants

Grants

Here is a short list of grant opportunities that apply to FIRST teams & coaches (for FIRSTand other STEM activities!). Please be sure to read through all the details and requirements prior to applying -- not all teams will be eligible for all grants! 

If you know of other grant opportunities or if you are interested in setting up a grant/scholarship/internship opportunity for Alaska's FIRST participants and teams, please contact us at firstak@jedc.org or 907-523-2334.


FIRST LEGO League Jr. - LEGO Foundation Season Pass Grant - CLOSES ON JULY 14!

Funding covers registration for the FLL Jr. Small Season Pass, plus additional LEGO elements and tablets to run the WeDo 2.0 software. The grant is targeted at sites which can reach at least 144 kids per season, with a focus on communities underserved and underrepresented in STEM. All students do not have to be in the same physical location (e.g. multiple schools within the same district). Grant recipients will need to agree to run the program and cover registration fees for two additional seasons. Questions can be sent to Collin Fultz, cfultz@firstinspires.org.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY


FIRST LEGO League - MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Rookie Team Grant

These grants are intended for first-year teams that would not be able to participate in FIRST LEGO League without financial support. Priority is given to Title I schools and/or teams that are reaching underrepresented/underserved populations. 

Selected teams will receive support to cover the $225 FLL registration fee and $275 in support for LEGO product this season. Next seasons those same teams will receive $225 in support to cover the FLL team registration. Teams must commit to participating in FLL for at least 2 seasons and must submit season updates and photos to FIRST in Alaska.  

Applying is easy and must be done PRIOR to registering your team! Just submit a brief explanation (< 200 words) of why your team needs financial support to firstak@jedc.org and put MURDOCK as the subject of the email.  

Applicaiton Period for the 2017-2018 HydroDynamics season is open. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis as funding is available.


FIRST Tech Challenge MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Rookie Team Grant 

These grants are intended for first-year teams that would not be able to participate in FIRST LEGO League without financial support. Priority is given to Title I schools and/or teams that are reaching underrepresented/underserved populations. 

Selected teams will receive support to cover the $275 FTC registration fee and $425 in support for Pitsco product. Next season, those same teams will receive $275 in support to cover the FTC team registration. Teams must commit to participating in FTC for at least 2 seasons and must submit season updates and photos to FIRST in Alaska. Applying is easy and must be done PRIOR to registering your team! 

Applying is easy and must be done PRIOR to registering your team! Just submit a brief explanation (< 200 words) of why your team needs financial support to firstak@jedc.org and put MURDOCK as the subject of the email. 

Applicaiton Period for the 2017-2018 Relic Recovery season is open. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis as funding is available.


FIRST Tech Challenge Team Grants - General

FIRST Tech Challenge offers needs-based grants to both rookie and veteran teams. APPLY EARLY! These grants are awarded on a weekly basis as funds are availalbe. 

Learn more and apply here: http://info.firstinspires.org/first-tech-challenge-grants


AIAA Foundation Classroom Grants 

AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant Program – Up to $250 for a STEM club/program/classroom activity. Easy one page application. Great for all kinds of activities – not just FIRST!  (http://www.aiaa.org/secondary.aspx?id=4184)


Kids in Need Teacher Grants

Kids in Need Teacher Grants – Office Depot/Fred Meyer/JoAnn Fabric Fund (you get $25 of poster board & supplies just for applying!) – Please note that home school groups are not eligible for this grant. $100-$500. Seems like it would be a great grant to support the “project” part of an FLL season. (http://www.kinf.org/grants/)


Toshiba Education Grants

Separate grants for grades K-5 and grants for Grades 6-12 (requests >$5,000 due by August 1) - Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Fits FIRST coaches if you ask me! (http://www.toshiba.com/taf/index.jsp)


Toyota TAPESTRY Grants 

Administered by the National Science Teachers Association, Toyota TAPESTRY is the largest K-12 science grant program of its kind in the United States. Each year, the program awards 50 large grants of up to $10,000 each and at least 20 mini-grants of up to $2,500 each—an annual total of $550,000. Over the past 16 years, Toyota TAPESTRY has awarded more than $7 million in grants to 826 teams of teachers. (http://tapestry.nsta.org/)


Other sites to check out:

LEGO Education's suggested grants - http://www.legoeducation.us/eng/Grants/