Team Grants


Many colleges and universities offer scholarships to students participating in our VEX competition programs. Learn about them on our Scholarships page.


Through the generosity of many REC Foundation sponsors, we are pleased to announce the REC Foundation Team Grant Program. This program seeks to match schools and organizations that are interested in adopting the world’s largest and fastest growing academic robotics competitions (VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U) with the program resources necessary to get started. It is our goal to inspire students to pursue STEM degrees and careers. This unique program allows the REC Foundation to provide the resources needed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

These grants are intended for schools and organizations that are not currently participating in one of our programs: VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Robotics Competition (VRC), and VEX U. VEX IQ Challenge grants are for elementary and middle schools (grades 3-8). VRC grants are for middle and high schools (grades 7-12).

The team grant application form for each state indicates which items are covered by the available team grants and which items the school or organization is required to purchase. Your REC Foundation Regional Support Manager can provide additional information.
To find the right grant application for your state, just scroll through the table below.

TIP: Enter your state in the search box to the right and you can quickly see the grants available in your area.

 Grant SponsorProgramCountryClick on Your State to Learn More and Apply
REC FoundationVEX Robotics Competition, VEX IQ ChallengeUnited StatesAll States

NASAVEX Robotics CompetitionUnited StatesKentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee


The REC Foundation has transitioned to new grant management system. New teams applying for a team grant should follow the instructions in this document.


The team grant process has multiple steps. After you successfully complete each step, your Regional Support Manager will send you detailed instructions for the next step.

Step 0: Submit your Team Grant Application using the form for your state. You will be notified by your RSM within one week if your application has been approved.

Step 1: Register your new team on and then forward a copy of your team registration order confirmation email back to your RSM.

Step 2: Order your VRC Team Grant Bundle on and then forward a copy of your equipment order confirmation email back to your RSM.

Step 3: Register your team for an official event on and then forward a copy of your event registration order confirmation back your RSM.

Step 4: Attend an official event.

VRC Team Grants include the VRC Team Grant Bundle, which consists of:

  • VEX EDR Classroom and Competition Super Kit
  • 7.2V Robot Battery NiMH 3000mAh
  • Partner Joystick
  • AAA NiMH Rechargeable Battery (6-pack)
  • Coiled Handset Cable
  • ROBOTC for VEX Robotics 4.x (1-seat)

VEX IQ Challenge Team Grants include the VEX IQ Challenge Team Grant Bundle, which consists of:

  • VEX IQ Super Kit
  • Competition Add-On Kit
  • Foundation Add-on Kit


Are you an educator interested in bringing the VEX IQ Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition to every school in your district? If so, then download and review this Request for Proposal for an REC Foundation and NASA School District Grant.