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Last Chance to Edit your Event Preferences: The First Round for Event Preferences closes today at noon ET. You will not be able to edit your preferences after this time. If you missed the first round of event preferences, login after noon ET on Friday, September 28 to register or waitlist for your first event.

Scholarship Contest Hosted by Google: Google Science Fair is an online global competition for 13-18 year olds that inspires teens to solve real-world problems through the application of science, technology, engineering and math. This year, students will be competing for a $50,000 grand prize scholarship along with exciting travel prizes from our co-sponsors LEGO Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic. You can find more inspiration and support on the websites at The competition is open until December 12, 2018.

Deadlines Approaching!
Rookies: The FIRST Robotics Competition Rookie Grant is here to help fund your team for not just one, but two years! Awarded teams will receive $6,000 for registration over the course of 2 seasons, receiving $4,000 in 2019 and $2,000 in 2020. This grant provides you with the opportunity to reduce the pressure of financing your first-year team and help you budget a year in advance for next year’s challenge.
To be eligible for the FIRST Robotics Competition Rookie Grant, your team must meet the following criteria:
  • Have two screened team mentors
  • Be a first-year (rookie) FIRST Robotics Competition team
  • Be from a country with an existing FIRST Robotics Competition event
Don’t wait to apply. While the payment deadline for FIRST Robotics Competition is November 19, all applications for the grant must be received by November 1.
Not sure if you meet the requirements for the grant, but would like to apply? Contact team for help.
NASA FIRST Robotics Competition Sponsorship Application for U.S. Teams: The deadline to submit is Sunday, September 30 at 11:59 PM PT. Please visit this page for more information and to apply. FIRST has partnered with the crowdsourcing organization Partial funding for FIRST Robotics Competition team materials is now available to U.S. public and public charter school teachers, thanks to #NewsCorp & #DonorsChoose. Teachers can receive funding for robot parts, tools, 3D printers, or any other team materials! Learn more.
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