The Balkhi Foundation Technology Training Grant is open to any Florida K-12 students who need financial assistance to attend a technology based training program, internship, or workshop. Rather than provide foundational skills, the Technology Training Grant is designed to elevate the individual victories of self taught inventors, programmers, designers, and engineers by providing them a vehicle to attain marketable skills and training to shine within their area of interest. Awardees of the grant can apply for $200 – $500 in funds to be used to defray the cost of transportation and attendance to a technology program, internship, or workshop.
Example programs include (but are not limited to) Girls Who Code Immersion Program, Code Fever Youth Training, FIRST in Florida Competitions, Tech Sassy Girlz Summer Programs, Black Girls Code Events, CyberPatriot Competitions, CSforALL projects and events.
Eligibility: The funding technology education scholarship is open to any Florida K-12 students who need financial assistance to attend a technology based training program, internship, or workshop. Priority is given to applicants who can demonstrate an existing background knowledge in the area of study.
Applicants Must Submit:
- One teacher recommendation that speaks to their academic achievement and their interest in technology
- A statement of no more than one page explaining the student’s interest in the program and the student’s previous experience with the technology they are studying. Students can also submit additional demonstration items as evidence of their existing knowledge or interest in their area of study.
- Acceptance letter if training program or internship is of restricted admission
- If an applicant is selected for funding, a parent or legal guardian must sign a statement of commitment stating they are aware of the student’s enrollment in the program and that they intend to facilitate the student’s attendance to the intended program.
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until program funds are exhausted.