FIRST® LEGO® League Grant Program
AIAA, The Boeing Company and FIRST® LEGO® are proud to come together and encourage and support AIAA members and/or Boeing employees who coach middle school students in STEM subjects. Funds are provided for AIAA member-led teams participating in FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League. The FIRST® LEGO® Grant Program places a special emphasis on teams who have not yet participated in FIRST LEGO League competitions. New teams can receive up to $500 and existing teams can receive up to $250 to offset costs associated with FIRST LEGO League activities.
Grant nominations are usually accepted between June and August of each year.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant Application Process
The process for AIAA member-lead teams to receive a grant is easy as 1-2-3!
- Teams register with FIRST® LEGO® League through its website.
- The AIAA member/coach applies for the grant through the AIAA Foundation. Active AIAA membership is a requirement to be considered for this grant. The AIAA Foundation reviews applications and chooses teams to receive the grants.
- Teams receive a check in the mail.
- May 2019: FIRST LEGO League team registration opens
- 3 June 2019: AIAA Foundation grant application submission period OPENS
- 2 August 2019: AIAA Foundation grant application submission period CLOSES
- August 2019: FIRST LEGO League Global Challenge instructions released
- September 2019: AIAA Foundation grant funds are distributed to teams
- Late September-Early October 2019: Team registration closes / Last chance to order products
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Not familiar with the FIRST® LEGO® League? It’s a great program for 9-14 year olds to learn engineering and science concepts through a systematic hands-on activity lead by adult coaches. Check out the videos available from the FIRST LEGO League YouTube Channel!
To encourage and support AIAA members who coach middle school students in STEM subjects, The Boeing Company has generously provided grant funding for AIAA member-led teams participating in FIRST®(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League.