OREGON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Team Support Award Application
ORTOP administers a grant through the Oregon Department of Education. This grant is now closed for the 2019-2020 season but we hope to offer it to teams again next season.
Diversity Learning & Discussion Grant Sponsored by FIRST Tech Federal Credit Union
Secure $1,000 towards your 2019 team invoice!
Before October 19th. 2019
✓ RSVP to Debbie Kerr to get your team registered and your slot secured to attend one of the discussion groups. There are two options; FIRST Fair discussion group or an online discussion group October 28th @ 6:30
✓ Complete all three modules
✓ Email certificates of completion for all three modules to Debbie Kerr before October 19th
To qualify for the $1,000 the training must be competed by an adult coach or mentor of your team.
Learn the Best Ways to Recruit and Guide Students from ALL Backgrounds! If you are writing for any grants we recommend you complete these trainings to help you strengthen your teams proposal.
Do you have students that would like to learn more? FIRST has created three modules specific for students. Encourage your students to complete the training modules and learn how their student voice can make a difference within our FIRST community.
FIRST Robotics Competition teams are encouraged to fund-raise for their team financial costs. Schools can apply for grants to offset some costs or purchase needed items. Teams will often use a combination of approaches to underwrite their efforts.
- Fundraising activities Teams may decide to engage in fundraising activities such as car washes, garage sales, or bake sales.
- Team sponsors Often a local business or a private individual will be interested in sponsoring a team. The sponsor may contribute part of the costs of the team. In addition the sponsor may want to help purchase team shirts or hats. The sponsor will often appreciate recognition on the team shirts, banners, etc.
- Team member dues Often a team will request that each team member contribute a certain minimum amount towards the costs of the team. Depending on the team and the ability of the team members to pay, each member might contribute from ten to a hundred dollars.