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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.

Frank

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Comments

Will you have this grant for the 2018-19 season?

Hi Daniel! Thanks for asking about the rookie grants for 2019! I have asked for some information and I will get back to you! Information is always available here: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/grants Thanks! Jamee

Hi Daniel! We do currently plan to offer those grants again, but at this time, we cannot provide any more details, unfortunately. Please remember that things could change at any time. We will update the grants page here:https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/grants with any additional information. Thanks! Jamee

Hello, I am also interested in Rookie Grants for the 2019 competition season. Our high school Robotics Club will be starting FRC. Thank you.

Hi Sheila! We do currently plan to offer those grants again, but at this time, we cannot provide any more details, unfortunately. Please remember that things could change at any time. We will update the grants page here:https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/grants with any additional information. Thanks! Jamee

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