2015 Robotics Grant Applications

Application now being accepted for Monsanto Fund’s
FIRST Robotics Grant Program

The Monsanto Fund announced a new FIRST Robotics Grant Program to support educational robotics in communities where Monsanto employees live and work. The nationwide program seeks to inspire and nurture students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

The Monsanto Fund’s FIRST grant program is open to both first-year and veteran teams for 6th through 12th grade students competing in FIRST Regional 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 August 15, 2015. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2015, by 7 pm (HST). Hawaii-based teams interested in learning more about this grant program please visit http://www.monsantohawaii.com/community/education for application instructions.

FIRST’s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build the skills needed, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership.

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at http://www.monsantofund.org .