$500 grant for your in-person hackathon.
Hack Club is partnering with FIRST® to provide $500 grants (and waiving Hack Club Bank fees) to in-person high school hackathonsApply NowFind hackathons near you
this semester between August and December 31, 2022 until June 30th, 2023.
Check if your hackathon qualifies
Your hackathon should be free for all attendees and meet the following requirements:
Running this semesterWe want to bring back high schooler-led events around the world, so we're only offering this grant for high school hackathons that take place this semester (until June 30th).
This is not an annual program and is only available this semester.
By high schoolers, for high schoolersTo create a uniquely tailored high school hackathon, your hackathon should be organized by high school students*. All attendees should be 18 & under AND not full-time college students.
Maximum of 1 college student is allowed on your organizing team.
Fully in-personHacking is a social activity, and we're supporting hackathons that bring hackers together IRL. We believe that fully IRL (not hybrid) events allow organisers to maximize the unique hackathon experience for attendees.
Your event must be at least 8 consecutive hours long to qualify for the grant.
Venue securedYou will need to provide a scan of an email, contract, or an MOU with your venue. Your scan should have the date of your hackathon and address, contact details, and the specific commitment of your venue.
If your venue is a school, attendance must not be limited to a specific school or club.
Handmade websiteWe believe the best hackathons embody the hacker spirit by building their own website. Complex or simple, beautiful or janky– build your own instead of using nontechnical tools like Wix or Devpost.
You will need to share a link to your website. Don't have a domain? Hack Club Bank provides a free domain. Check out this guide on building hackathon websites or ask in Slack if you need help.
Open sourced financesYou'll receive your grant through Hack Club Bank, our financial platform for hackathons, and spend it in the open with Transparency Mode. Sign up for Hack Club Bank before applying.
If you're unable to use Hack Club Bank, we're unfortunately unable to support you through this grant program.
If you'd like to list us on your site (optional), you can use the logos found on the respective brand guides for Hack Club and FIRST®.
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