Applications being accepted for robotics grant program

International VEX Robotics Summer Games, Hawaii Convention Center

The Monsanto Fund announced Friday a new FIRST Robotics Grant Program to support educational robotics in communities where Monsanto employees live and work.

The grant program is open to both first-year and veteran teams for 6th through 12th grade students competing in FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC) and/or FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) tournaments.

School districts or organizations located on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Molokai, and who hold a 501(c)3 tax exempt status and have been operating as a 501(c)3 for a minimum of two years, are eligible to apply for this new grant program. Teams that demonstrate diversity will receive higher priority.

Applications will be available starting Saturday, Aug. 15, and the deadline for applications is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Hawaii-based teams interested in learning more about this grant program, please click here for application instructions.

The nationwide program seeks to inspire and nurture students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

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