We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”

Under strict rules, limited time and resources, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

Item Cost Annual or One Time Toyota or School
Rookie Registration $6,000 One Time (you are only a rookie once!)** Toyota**
Veteran Registration $5,000 Annual Toyota**
Rookie Quick Build $2,500 One Time Toyota
State Championship Registration $4,000 Annual (if team qualifies) Toyota/School (partial support)***
World Championship Registration $5,000 Annual (if team qualifies) School
Parts/Tools $500 One Time Toyota
**Rookie teams apply for the NASA and FRC Rookie Grants.  If a team receives the NASA grant, then the $6,000 registration fee is covered by NASA and the team gets $6,000 in unrestricted support from Toyota.  If the team receives the FRC rookie grant (2 year grant – $4,000 in year one and $2,000 in year two), then Toyota picks up the additional $2,000 in year one and $4,000 in year two.
***The State Championship advancement support from Toyota is a pool of money to be split by all Toyota teams that qualify for the state championship.