Funding Brighter Futures

Pitsco Can Help You Invest in STEM

We believe engaging the whole student through hands-on, minds-on learning initiatives is central to growth and success, both in the classroom now and later in life. You’re likely here on this site because you hold similar beliefs and are looking for a way to fund those types of opportunities for your students.

Pitsco Education - Grants Winner

Paying It Forward: $350 Monthly Pitsco Grant

Pitsco Education appreciates everything educators do to positively affect learners. We also know that funding enriching learning opportunities for students can be difficult. Pitsco is proud to offer a $350 grant each month to assist with making hands-on learning possible. This grant is awarded in the form of a gift certificate that may be used to purchase hands-on STEM products, curriculum, and more here on our website.

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You’ve Got Options: Funding Sources

There are many grant opportunities available for STEM education, robotics, after-school programs, and more. Each month, we assess available grants and assemble a list of current opportunities. We’ve also compiled some available private and government funding sources.

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Applying for Funding: Get the Grants Guide

Hunting for grants is a daunting process, especially for a newcomer. Achieving liftoff for your new classroom project really can be 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. But stay the course and don’t lose heart. The impact you make in the lives of our young people is worth the sweat and even the tears. With experience, you will become a master.

And remember, we’ve got your back.

Whether you seek to fund a robotics engineering unit, a makerspace within your school’s library, a rocketry and aeronautics club, or an Expeditions lab with a focus on regional industries, this guide will give you the footing needed to take the next step toward funding that could make your dream a reality.

“Because of the Pitsco grant, my students, as well as teachers and students from other parts of Hawaii, have had the opportunity to not only engage in hands-on and minds-on activities that align with the NGSS and the 3Dimensions, but they also were able to take modern easy-to-build and -use examples or middle ages engineering marvels home to share with family and friends.”

– Richard M. Jones, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Hawai'i at West O'ahu

“The products we purchased with the Pitsco grant was the first introduction these youth have had with the engineering design process. It is a great opportunity to teach soft skills such as team building and perseverance.”

– Javeia McCoy, James A. Lane Boys & Girls Club, Huntsville, Alabama