Grants and Scholarships

Thank you to the Argosy Foundation, Cummins Power Generation and University of St. Thomas Gibney Award Foundation for allowing us to offer these grants and and scholarships to Minnesota teams!



Please read the criteria carefully and apply for the
appropriate grant or scholarship.

Contact Vicki Coaty with questions regarding scholarships and grants
Note: Scholarships and grants are structured as reimbursements.
Teams are not eligble for multiple scholarships. 

 These grants are designed for Boston Scientific Employees and Boston Scientific Partner Schools who are associated with Jr. FIRST® LEGO® League, FIRST® LEGO® League or FIRST® Tech Challenge Teams. 
Boston Scientific Minnesota Partner Schools
  • Garden City Elementary, Brooklyn Park
  • Zanewood Community School, Brooklyn Park
  • Palmer Lake Elementary, Brooklyn Park
  • Brooklyn Jr. High, Brooklyn Park
  • SISTERS and BEST Academy, Minneapolis
  • Como Park Elementary, St. Paul
Application Due Date: August 15, 2016
Apply only once. Applicants will be notified within 2-3 weeks of submission.  

High Tech Kids offers a very limited number of scholarships to Minnesota rookie teams.
These scholarships are one time only and not renewable. Preference will be given to teams comprised of underrepresented youth, rural or urban teams and/or all girls teams. 
    FIRST® Tech Challenge Rookie Teams ($725)
    FIRST® LEGO® League Rookie Teams ($500)
  • Must be a Rookie Team - Defined as a group of students who have not participated previously in the program
  • Team must be based in Minnesota.
  • Committed Coach - this may be a parent, teacher, or adult mentor
  • Teams must apply for the scholarship BEFORE registering their team nationally with FIRST®.
  • Teams will pay shipping fees and any additional miscellaneous costs.
  • Recipients must register, pay, attend and participate in a regional/qualifying event. 
  • Coaches must attend a FREE Coaches Training hosted by High Tech Kids.
  • Teams who do not fulfill this agreement will forfeit their scholarship.
  • Teams will receive their scholarship reimbursement check at their FLL Regional Tournament or FTC Qualifying event.
Application Due Date:  August 15, 2016
Please apply only once. All scholarship applicants will be notified of their status no later than August 29, 2016