Team Grants


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.

NOTE: REC Foundation and Girl Powered Grant applications for the current season close on November 1, 2017.

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


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

 Grant SponsorProgramCountryClick on Your State to Learn More and Apply
Northrop Grumman Foundation VEX Robotics CompetitionCalifornia, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, New York, North Dakota, Virginia, West VirginiaAlabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Texas, Virginia
ChevronVEX IQ ChallengeUnited StatesCalifornia
ChevronVEX Robotics CompetitionUnited StatesCalifornia, Louisiana, Mississippi
EatonVEX IQ ChallengeUnited StatesKentucky
DellVEX Robotics CompetitionUnited StatesMassachusetts
DellVEX IQ ChallengeUnited StatesKentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Utah
MicrochipVEX IQ ChallengeUnited StatesArizona

MicrochipVEX Robotics CompetitionUnited StatesArizona

MicrochipVEX UUnited StatesArizona

NordsonVEX IQ ChallengeUnited StatesOhio
Palmetto PartnersVEX IQ ChallengeUnited StatesSouth Carolina


VRC Team Grants include the VRC Team Grant Bundle, which includes:

  • 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 includes:

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


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