Partial scholarships from the LEGO Foundation
The LEGO Foundation awards partial scholarships to FIRST LEGO League Explore teams that would not be able to participate in FIRST LEGO League Explore without this financial support.
The partial scholarship is set for 2 years (=2 seasons) and covers:
1st Year: One WeDo 2.0 set + Current Inspire Set
Second Year: Current Inspire Set
By accepting the partial scholarship, the selected teams commit themselves to the following points:
- Participation in the FIRST LEGO League Explore in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons
- Sharing short reports, pictures, or videos about learning experiences and moments during the 2 years (e.g. in the LEGO Foundation Facebook group, on Facebook/Twitter page, own website, ...)
- For both seasons the participation fee and the shipping costs have to be paid.
If the conditions attached to the partial scholarship are not met, the WeDo 2.0 set must be returned.
All teams that do not have the financial resources to participate in FIRST LEGO League Explore are kindly requested to send the completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 30, 2020. The application should state why the team needs funding. Applications are processed on an ongoing basis, which means that capacity may be exhausted before the end of September. We look forward to receiving your application!
This information about the possible sponsorship may be passed on to (new) coaches.
Bring a junior friend -
FIRST LEGO League Explore Teams attract newcomers
HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. supports partnerships between already active and rookie teams: If an existing FIRST LEGO League Explore Team attracts an absolute newcomer team, both teams will receive a credit as a little thank you.
Both the new team (from a school/institution, which has not participated in FIRST LEGO League Explore so far), as well as the already involved team recruiting the rookie, will receive a credit of 50% of their participation fee.
This offer is valid for 5 team pairs that register before summer holidays and choose the option “Bring a junior friend” in the FIRST LEGO League Explore Registration form for teams. We then will check the teams' eligibility. The “Bring a junior friend” promotion will start with the opening of registration on April 20th, 2020.
WeDo sets for lending
For new teams, HANDS on TECHNOLOGY e.V. offers LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 sets to lend for their first season. This offer is only valid while stocks last. If you're interested please contact us.