FIRST Robotics Grant Program

In 2015, the Monsanto Fund announced a new FIRST Robotics Grant Program to support educational robotics in communities where Monsanto employees live and work. The nationwide program seeks to inspire and nurture students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

This nationwide grant program supports teams of K to 12th grade students participating in FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and/or FIRST LEGO League Junior (FLL Jr.). Priority is given to teams that demonstrate diversity, such as teams that are female-led, racially or gender diverse, and/or economically diverse.

Applications are accepted for eligible Monsanto U.S. site communities on an annual basis. Applications are accepted between August 15 and September 15 at 11:59:59 pm CT. Learn more at