"To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders."

Dean Kamen, Founder

Mission

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

This grant is open to FIRST® LEGO League teams, FIRST® Tech Challenge teams, and FIRST® Robotic Competition teams for the 2018-19 season. 

NOTE: Each FIRST robotics team is only eligible for one Apple volunteer grant regardless of how many Apple volunteers are volunteering with a team. 

This grant is for registration only and will be awarded as follows:

·         FIRST® LEGO League - $225 

·         FIRST® Tech Challenge - $275 

·         FIRST® Robotics Competition -  $5,000 for Veteran and $6,000 for Rookie teams.  

Grants may be requested during the following application periods this season.  Grants will not be available outside these dates.


FIRST® LEGO League

Grant Open Date: August 15, 2018

Grant Close Date: December 14, 2018


FIRST® Tech Challenge

Grant Open Date: August 15, 2018

Grant Close Date: December 14, 2018


FIRST® Robotics Competition

Grant Open Date: August 15, 2018

Grant Close Date: December 14, 2018


Requester must complete a copy of this form for each team identified as eligible for the grant. 

 

Grant Requirements:

·         All teams applying for this grant must have an identified eligible Apple employee* as a coach or mentor during the 2018-19 season.  *Both full-time and part-time employees are eligible to request a grant for the team.  You must be able to provide the Name, Apple email address, and the HR LOB for this employee.

·         Each FIRST robotics team is only eligible for one Apple volunteer grant regardless of how many Apple volunteers are volunteering with a team.

·         Teams must register with FIRST® and hold at least a temporary team number prior to applying for a grant.

·         Teams must apply and get approval for the Apple FIRST® grant prior to completing (paying for) registration.  You can register with FIRST®, however, teams should not pay for registration as you may potentially forfeit your Apple grant.

·         Applicants or Teams must be participating on a FIRST® LEGO League, FIRST® Tech Challenge, or FIRST® Robotics Competition team for the current 2018-19 season.   
 

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