|Who should consider applying?||
community organizations, after-school programs and individual coaches
are encouraged to investigate and apply for an ORTOP Team Support to
assist in covering the cost of a FIRST
LEGO League tournament registration fees, the season's field setup kit,
and sometimes a robot kit. Team support are
awarded to teams demonstrating a strong financial need
and barriers to other funding resources.
Team Support consideration is also given to students who might not
otherwise participate because of cultural or social barriers. These
students include girls and minorities underrepresented in Oregon's
technology workforce. New teams and returning teams can apply.
Teams who have started fundraising, but have not been able to meet all costs should apply.
|Why is the team support application so extensive?||
the contact and financial need information, the ORTOP Team Support
committee wants applicants to be aware of what it takes to put together
a successful FIRST LEGO League team program. The
provided and the application process helps you determine if the program
is a good fit for you (and your organization) and to develop a plan for
success before receiving the funds. We want teams receiving
support be informed and committed to the objectives of the FIRST
LEGO League program and ORTOP.
Because funds are limited. We want teams who receive awards to be those who not only are in most need of the support, but are ready to succeed in FIRST LEGO League.
|Oregon Department of Education FIRST Grant||ORTOP will administer the Oregon Department of Education FIRST Grant for FIRST LEGO League teams in Oregon public schools. This is done using the same application as all other team support. ORTOP will best fit the available funding to teams who qualify for funding, the Oregon Department of Education FIRST Grant will be one of those option. For more information about this specific grant please read this document.|
|Requirements for Team Support||
If you have
questions please contact
us or call 503-486-7622.
Support for new teams
|A team without any type of LEGO MINDSTORMS robot kit applying for team support for the first time or an additional team at an school/organization who does not have access to any type of MINDSTORMS Robot Kit.|
|Support for returning teams||A team with access to any type of MINDSTORMS Robot Kit previous purchased or awarded to the school/organization even if there are all new students and/or new coaches on the teams.|
|Deadline to apply||ORTOP Financial Team Support Application is open until all available funds have been distributed. Funds will be distributed starting in August. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks starting in August until all funds are gone, possibly by the start of September.|
Preparing to apply including sample budgets
to expect if you are the coach of a team receiving team support"
SAMPLE APPLICATIONS! Please download and read to prepare before you fill out the online form.
Teams who are meeting ORTOP and sponsor goals of fully including students who would otherwise not be able to participate or are under-represented in the tech industry; and for teams who have already started to engage in fundraising activites will be stronger candidates for funding.
|Who is a lead coach?||All
applications for ORTOP Team Financial Support including the Oregon
Department of Education FIRST Grant must be completed by the lead
coach. The lead coach is defined as:|
The primary contact for the FIRST LEGO League team with ORTOP and FIRST. This person is responsible for ensuring the team has a safe meeting place, setting the meeting schedule, completing all FIRST and ORTOP paperwork on behalf of the team, and working with the 2nd coach to ensure the team is ready for the tournament. This coach must read all the emals. They may coach more than one team.
The application process
the ORTOP Team Financial Support Application
Make sure you have all necessary information before you begin by downloading and reading the sample application. You will need to complete a unique application for each team you would like to receive support.
Applications will be reviewed and awards handed out starting in August!
support for teams that qualify: