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The Overdeck Family Foundation Scholarship for FIRST® Professional Development for educators is available for the 2020-2021 FIRST® GAME CHANGERS season powered by Star Wars: Force for Change.

This grant is open to FIRST Rookie and Veteran educators and parents within the United States for FIRST® LEGO® League (Discover, Explore, and Challenge) and FIRST® Tech Challenge programs. FIRST has a limited number of seats that will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.  This grant is restricted to one seat in the selected FIRST Remote Professional Development program;  one application per educator or parent.

All applicants will need to download the FIRST demographic form, fill in the requested data to the best of your ability regarding your students' demographics, and then upload as part of the application; blank demographics or reply with unknowns will not be accepted.   Please provide your best estimate for each item.

FIRST Demographic Form

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