Today, Samsung kicked off the 9th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest (opens in new tab), which challenges 6th – 12th grade U.S. public school teachers to submit ideas for how their students can use STEM to solve problems in their communities. For the competition, Samsung is collaborating with DonorsChoose.org, fundraising site for public school teachers, to provide funding directly to the first 3,500 teachers that apply today through October 30, 2018.
When teachers enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, they will also be able to create a fundraising project on DonorsChoose.org. For the first 3,500 teachers who enter, Samsung will match 50 percent of their funding amount, up to $200 per teacher.
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Samsung will also continue to award thousands of dollars to schools that progress through the contest. 250 state finalists will be awarded a Samsung tablet for their classroom. 50 state winners will advance and receive $20,000 in technology and supplies. The 10 national finalists will be rewarded $50,000 in technology and supplies along with a trip to the final event. Samsung will announce the three national grand prize winners, who will receive $100,000 in classroom technology and supplies, as well as one Community Choice winner, elected by the general public, who will be eligible to win an additional $10,000 in Samsung technology.
To enter and for contest rules, visit samsung.com/solve (opens in new tab).