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  • FLL Team Grants

    Numerous funding opportunities are available to support rookie and veteran FLL teams. More opportunities will be added to this page as they become available. Please refer to the grantors' websites for the most up-to-date information. Completion of an application does not guarantee funding.


    John Deere FIRST Team Grants

    • DEADLINE: August 31, 2015
    • Application: https://usfirst.submittable.com/submit/43470
    • Eligibility:
      • Teams must apply PRIOR TO REGISTERING for the 2015-2016 Season.
      • Illinois teams must be located within 50 miles of the Quad Cities, Champaign, or Dubuque OR have a John Deere employee or retiree as a coach or mentor
      • Teams must be associated with a school or a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
      • Previous recipients must complete a post-season survey.
      • Preference is given to teams with low-income or under-represented students, first-time FIRST participants, and teams that engage in community outreach.
    • Grant Amount: Cost normally paid to FIRST by the team
    • Expectations of Grant Recipients: See application for requirements of accepted FLL teams


    Illinois FIRST FLL Team Scholarships


    SLAS FIRST Team Grants

    • DEADLINE: First come, first serve
    • Application: http://www.slas.org/resources/awards-and-grants/slas-first-team-grants/
    • Eligibility:
      • Application must be personally endorsed by a dues-paid member of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) that is actively engaged as a coach or mentor on the team
    • Grant Amount: $500
    • Expectations of Grant Recipients: Funds must be used to offset necessary expenses for project supplies, team registration, or travel to and from competitions.


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