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Rookie Grants Available!

Aug 21, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick


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Are you starting a new FIRST Robotics Competition team, or helping one get started? We’ve got a wodge of cash for you!

Rookie Grants are now available. See all the details here, and find the grant application itself here.

Awarded teams will receive $6,000 in registration grants over the period of two seasons:

  • $4,000 in season 1 and $2,000 in season 2.

Teams must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Must be a Rookie in the 2018 season
  • Must be from a country that will have an official FRC event in the 2018 season
  • Must plan to participate in at least one event for the 2018 season
  • Must include a copy of team fundraising plan as part of the application

And to receive the second season of funding:

  • Must share lessons learned after their Rookie season

Apply now! The grant application deadline is Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 11:59 PM EST. We won’t accept applications after this. We will notify teams whether they are awarded the grant on Friday, November 10.


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