Grants and Scholarships


We are happy to be able to offer the following opportunity to Minnesota teams!

 Boston Scientific and the Argosy Foundation have made it possible to offer a limited number of grants to Minnesota Teams. This funding is intended to help improve access and affordability of FIRST® LEGO® League Jr., FIRST® LEGO® League and FIRST® Tech Challenge for highly diverse teams as well those with limited financial resources.

Application Due Date: August 15, 2018
Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr.
•   Rookie Teams ($250)
•   Returning Teams ($75)
•   Rookie Teams ($650)
•   Returning Teams ($300)
FIRST® Tech Challenge
•   Rookie Teams ($1000)
•   Returning Teams ($500)
Preference will be given to teams who meet the following criteria. Requests from other teams meeting the eligibility criteria will be reviewed as funding allows.
  • Teams who are traditionally underrepresented in robotics or face significant participation barriers, such as;
    • Schools with at least 60% of students eligible for free or reduced lunch or highly diverse teams, including females and students of color.
  • Teams that do not meet the above criteria may apply, but must be able to provide a detailed plan for how they have increased (or plan to increase) participation among the underrepresented, either on their team or within their community.
  • Teams must be based in Minnesota
  • Grant recipients must register for a Minnesota regional/qualifying event.
  • Teams are NOT eligible for multiple grants.
  • If you manage multiple teams, apply for EACH team seeking funding.
  • Coaches are highly encouraged attend a FREE FLL Coaches Training or the FTC Kick Off event hosted by High Tech Kids.

These are reimbursement grants. Grants will be disbursed after the team has registered nationally with FIRST AND registered with High Tech Kids for a Minnesota Event.


Thank you to Boston Scientific and the Argosy Foundation for your generous support!

Contact Vicki Coaty with questions regarding scholarships and grants.