Girl Powered grants provide teachers and mentors the materials they need to start a co-ed or all-girl VEX team. With your help, we are creating an environment where everyone has the opportunity to experience the thrill of competitive robotics and prepare for a future career in STEM. These grants are offered for the VEX IQ Challenge, which supports elementary and middle school students, and for the VEX Robotics Competition, which supports middle and high school students.
The Girl Powered grants are offered to teams with at least 50% female participation. In addition, grant recipients must register as an official team with the REC Foundation on RobotEvents.com, attend an official competition each season, and remain in the program for at least two additional seasons.
Finally, grant recipients are encouraged to take the Girl Powered pledge and tag #WhyIAmGirlPowered and #GirlPowered on social media to show off their success in their robotics journey. More information about the pledge can be found here.
Existing programs applying for a grant will be required to register all of their teams from the previous season before they can receive a Girl Powered grant for an additional team.
The Girl Powered grants will be available until December 2, 2020.