FIRST Financial Assistance

Providence Engineering Society Announces Financial Assistance Awards for the 2014-2015 FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)

Providence Engineering Society Announces Financial Assistance Awards for the 2014-2015 FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)

The Executive Board of the Providence Engineering Society (P.E.S.) is pleased to announce the availability of four (4) financial assistance awards in the amount of $500 each for the 2014-2015 FTC season. It is the Society’s intent to give the award to four separate teams that have a dedicated mentor and a group of core students but lack the funds needed to compete in the program.

The financial assistance is to be used solely for expenses associated with the 2014-15 FTC season. Teams interested in applying for the financial assistance award shall submit a letter, two pages maximum, that includes the following information:

  • Team name
  • Town, school or community where team is located
  • Mentor name and mentor contact information
  • Number of students expected to be involved in the team
  • Description of past experience of the team (If any; experience can include FLL etc.)
  • How would the team spend the financial award?
  • How would the team raise any additional funds?
  • How would the team demonstrate to PES that the award was used effectively?

Please email the above information in Word or PDF format to:
Adam Bessette, P.E.S. Past President/Trustee at
Email copy: Chris Cronin, P.E.S. Secretary at

Again, please limit the submission to a maximum of two pages. All submissions shall be submitted by 5:00 PM, Friday October 3, 2014. The Society Board of Directors will review completed submissions in early October and notify all teams on their status by Friday, October 17, 2014.

P.E.S. reserves the right to not distribute the awards if the submitted applications are not deemed complete or if the information provided does not meet the Society’s intent of supporting a dedicated team in financial need. If you have any questions regarding team eligibility or questions regarding the application submission please contact Adam Bessette, P.E.S. Past President/Trustee, by email at


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