Utah – Grants Available for Students Participating in STEM Fairs, Camps and Competitions

Grants Available for Students Participating in STEM Fairs, Camps and Competitions

STEM Action Center opens bi-yearly student grant opportunity

 SALT LAKE CITY, UT—The Utah STEM Action Center Student Fairs, Camps and Competitions (FCC) Grant is now open. The grant is available to Utah K-12 students interested in participating in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) related fairs, camps or competitions. Applications are due Friday, Oct 30 at midnight.

“We are so excited to announce the opening of this grant for the 2015-2016 school year,” says Dr. Tamara Goetz, executive director of the Utah STEM Action Center. “Each year this grant has allowed more and more students to get involved, and we can’t wait to see the positive impact it will have on Utah students in the upcoming year.”

The STEM Action Center FCC Grant encourages student participation in STEM-focused activities. Requests for funding should be based on what is required to participate or compete in the STEM activity, such as entrance fees, project materials and travel to and from the event.

The FCC Grant is a post-performance grant, meaning students and their mentors are reimbursed for approved expenses after the activity has taken place. Although there will be multiple solicitations of this grant throughout the 2015-2016 school year, students are only eligible for one award per grant year. Award notifications will be sent by Nov. 27, 2015.

Last year, the STEM Action Center awarded $391,000 to students through the FCC Grant, and approximately 2,400 Utah students were afforded new opportunities as a result. The 2014-2015 Student FCC grant saw an 82 percent increase in applications from the previous year. Fifty percent of the students awarded fell into the “first-time applicant” category.

To learn more and apply, visit stem.utah.gov.

Sarah Young

STEM Liaison 

Utah State Office of Education


250 East 500 South

PO Box 144200

Salt Lake City, UT  84114-4200

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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