Grants

Grants

Here is a short list of grant opportunities that apply to FIRST teams & coaches (for FIRSTand other STEM activities!). As with all grants, pleasebe 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 rsoza@jedc.org or 907-523-2334.


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 rsoza@jedc.org and put MURDOCK as the subject of the email. 

Applicaiton Period for the 2016-2017 Animal Allies 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 rsoza@jedc.org and put MURDOCK as the subject of the email. 

Applicaiton Period for the 2016-2017 Animal Allies season is open. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis as funding is available.


FIRST Tech Challenge Rookie Team Grants - General

FIRST Tech Challenge Rookie Team Grants - ALL new North American teams are now able to receive a $500 grant to ease their entry into the program.  This grant will be applied to offset registration fees and to reduce the cost of purchasing the reusable robot kits used to compete. This grant is requested during the FIRST registration process. 


FIRST LEGO League Edward & Anna Range Schmidt Charitable Trust Travel Grant

These grants are intended to help promote an understanding in children of the importance of recycling and the reduction of trash in order to preserve our natural resources and the importance of acting in an environmentally responsible way. Grants can be awarded to a team or an individual. Teams must have at least 70% Alaska Native participation and individuals must be Alaska Native and demonstrate a financial need for travel support. Preference will be given to teams that reside off the road system.  
 
Individual grants are expected to be between $100-$500 while team grants will range from $200-$2,000. Teams wishing to travel to the Invitational Championship in Anchorage do NOT need to receive an invitation/qualify prior to applying for this grant.

(not currently open)


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/