FIRST Robotics Program

FIRST Robotics Program

Grants offered in eligible U.S. communities

Application Period: August 15 - September 15

The application is now closed.
Please check back with us when the application opens on August 15, 2016.

The Monsanto Fund supports FIRST Robotics teams in communities in which our employees live and work. This program inspires young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build necessary skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities such as self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

We support FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), FIRST Lego League and FIRST Lego League Junior teams, prioritizing teams that demonstrate diversity to maximize impact. Examples are female-led teams, racially or gender diverse teams, and economically diverse teams.

We accept FIRST Robotics Grant applications from eligible U.S. communities on an annual basis. FIRST Robotics applications are accepted by invitation only. To apply, applicants must obtain the invitation code from the Bayer site contact in the team’s local community. All teams must be located within approximately 30 miles of an eligible site community. If you do not have a contact at your local site location, you may submit a summary of your team and select your eligible site community through our Contact Us page. The Site contact will respond with information on your eligibility to apply.

For more information about FIRST, visit their website at www.firstinspires.org.

More information about this program is available in these FAQ's:

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

Have additional questions about this grant? Email Grant.Questions@Monsanto.com

All eligible teams must be located within approximately 30 miles of a legacy-Monsanto eligible site community.

Alabama
Loxley
Arizona
Casa Grande
loy
Arkansas
Stuttgart
California
Arroyo Grande
Davis
La Jolla
Oxnard
Salinas
San Francisco
San Juan Bautista
Williams
Woodland
Florida
Felda
Hawaii
Haleiwa-Oahu
Kaunakakai-Molokai
Kihei-Maui
Kunia, Oahu
Idaho
Filer
Nampa
Payette
Soda Springs
Illinois
Ashton
Bloomington
Centralia
Chicago
Farmer City
Illiopolis
Jerseyville
Mason City
Monmouth
Morton
Stonington
Thomasboro
Waterman
Indiana
Evansville
Lebanon
Remington
Windfall
Iowa
Ames
Ankeny
Beaman
Boone
Clarion
Grinnell
Huxley
Independence
Muscatine
Storm Lake
Williamsburg
Kansas
Mt. Hope
Paola
Wichita
Louisiana
Luling
Maryland
Galena
Massachusetts
Cambridge
Michigan
Constantine
Mason
Minnesota
Glyndon
Olivia
Owatonna
Redwood Falls
Stanton
Mississippi
Flora
Hollandale
Scott
Missouri
Marshall
Matthews
St. Louis
Montana
Bozeman
Nebraska
Gothenburg
Kearney
Waco
New Mexico
Las Cruces
North Carolina
Mt. Olive
Kannapolis
North Dakota
Fargo
West Fargo
Ohio
Findlay
Greenville
Puerto Rico
Juana Diaz
South Carolina
Hartsville
South Dakota
Harrisburg
Tennessee
Union City
Texas
Aiken
Bishop
College Station
Donna
Dumas
Hale Center
Lockhart
Lubbock
Washington
Othello
Seattle
Warden
Wisconsin
Arlington
DeForest

This grant program is by invitation only. If you already have an invitation code to access the application, please log in to apply or to continue your application.

If you need an invitation code to access the application, please contact the Monsanto Fund representative in your location.