Robotics kits and resources can be expensive, and schools don’t always have money in their already-tight budgets to accommodate robotics tools. But you don’t have to say goodbye to plans for robotics education in your school.
Luckily, as interest in robotics education grows, so, too, do the funding opportunities for students and educators. We’ve gathered grants, scholarships, and internship opportunities to help educators increase their access to robotics education.
Bookmark the following grants to have a list of active funding opportunities throughout the year. Some have deadlines and some accept applications on a rolling basis, and some of those deadlines may have already passed for the year, but you can mark your calendars for next year’s deadline.
9 robotics education grants
1. Samsung Solve for Tomorrow: This nationwide contest is designed to boost interest and proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6-12 to show how STEM can be applied to help improve their local community. Samsung employees are volunteering to advise on projects and offer their expertise to all 100 state winners. Mentors are committed to offering informative webinars, Q&A sessions, one-on-one Skype conversations and more.
The eSchool News Robotics Guide is here! It features strategies to help you effectively integrate robotics into instruction, along with tips to find the right robotics resources to successfully teach key concepts. A new eSchool News Guide will launch each month–don’t miss a single one!
2. Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program to inspire, educate, and train children and young adults from underserved and low-income communities to pursue careers in computer science. The site points users to scholarship and internship opportunities.