Many scholarships and awards are available for Minnesota FIRST Tech Challenge teams and individuals. Please review the criteria for each award.

Grants and scholarships are managed by High Tech Kids to support teams from diverse backgrounds, who would otherwise be unable to participate in our programs.

Recognizes the leadership and dedication of the most outstanding FIRST Tech Challenge students around the World.

  • Mentors nominate students in grades 10th and 11th

Contact Norm with questions about the MN Dean’s List interview process.

In partnership with Stratasys, our Minnesota FTC presenting sponsor, we are thrilled to again offer scholarships for Minnesota FTC students.

Students apply for an Engineering Award and/or a 3-D Printing award. Applicants must be Minnesota residents, currently a member on an active MN FTC team and in 10th or 11th grade.

Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2018. Winners will be acknowledged at the MN FTC State Championship. The applicant’s team does NOT need to participate in this event to be considered for the award.

Award winners will be selected by a panel reading all submissions. Interviews will not be conducted. Award recipients will be notified by February 5.

We are fortunate in Minnesota to have so many dedicated volunteers. Do you know a volunteer who has gone above and beyond or made an impact on you, your community or your team? Nominate them for one of the following awards.

  • Volunteer Award – Presented to an individual with a history of extraordinary volunteerism, and who displays a unique talent that helps to make our programs exceptional.
  • Community Volunteer Award – Presented to a local leader who has made an impact in the growth or delivery of FIRST Tech Challenge within a school or community.
  • Young Alumni Volunteer Award – Presented to an individual who participated in FLL and/or FTC as a student, volunteers as a mentor or event volunteer at FTC events and has made a significant impact on the Minnesota FIRST Tech Challenge community.

All nominations must be submitted no later than January 20. Award winners will be acknowledged during the awards ceremony at the MN FTC State Championship on February 9.

The 2018 Target Women in Science and Technology (TWIST) EPIC Awards honor young women in the Twin Cities for their dedication to STEM.

Grant opportunities through FIRST vary from year to year. Check their website for grants and scholarships available this season.

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