Opportunities For Students

TEALS provides students across the country with computer science curriculum that helps them build a solid foundation of computational thinking, problem solving, and programming. To take the next step, TEALS is dedicated to helping students identify opportunities to apply that knowledge and experience first-hand how technology can play a role in their future education and career. Explore and discover a range of student opportunities in computer science and technology.

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MO – Scholarships for Services

Program Description:

The SFS scholarship is a prestigious scholarship funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) to sponsor excellent students to pursue study in the field of cybersecurity. There have been more than 2000 SFS scholars national wide. SFS graduates are currently serving in various government agencies and national labs. It is worth noting that more than 140 federal agencies are hiring SFS scholars. NSF is also organizing special job fairs for SFS scholars only. Government jobs offer excellent job security, employee benefits, paid vacations, regular working hours, etc. The job placement rate of SFS graduates are nearly 100%.

Type: Scholarship

Program Location: Missouri

Program Date(s): 8/8/22

Application Deadline: Until positions are filled

Age/Grades: 16 (college senior) ;15

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Students interested in participating in the SFS program must be:.
A United States citizen, A full time junior, senior, MS or PhD student
Able to meet selection criteria for federal, state, or local government employment. Final job placement may require a security clearance, so each scholarship recipient may be required to undergo the background investigation required to obtain such a clearance.

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National – Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation

Program Description:

Come compete in the World’s Largest Robotics Competition!

The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation has a mission to Inspire students, one robot at a time.
Website: https://www.roboticseducation.org/.
Start a Team: https://www.roboticseducation.org/season-starter/

What truly sets us apart from other robotics competitions:
Affordability – lowest cost of entry of all high end robotics competition platforms that include the engineering design process, building, programming and driving

Approachability – the only robotics competition platform that has a “Student Centered” model in which we create a competitive environment where not only is technical mentorship not needed, it’s not allowed!

Workforce Development – the only robotics competition that gives FREE curriculum, lesson plans and certifications to the teachers/coaches/students (For teachers/coaches, this is seen as the most important piece to them)

Type: Competition

Program Date(s): Year-round

Age/Grades: MS/HS

Cost: Cost: Robotics kit cost depends on age, $150/team season registration, $50/team/event registration

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National – PowerUp Cyber Games

Program Description:

Geared to inspire middle and high school students, PowerUp Cyber Games, powered by Cyber Skyline, is a unique cybersecurity competition designed to teach participants to solve computer security problems while capturing and/or defending computer systems. Students will use the Cyber Skyline Practice Gym to build their cyber skills one topic at a time and compete against all other PowerUp Cyber Games Competitors in a three-hour competition once a month. Students will receive instant feedback and PowerUp Cyber Games winners are determined by cumulative season performance.

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 10/3/2022

Application Deadline: 4/16/2022

Age/Grades: 6;7;8;9;10;11;12;

Cost: $250 per student until registration ends. Scholarships are available for qualifying schools.

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a middle or high school student residing in the United States. Teams can be formed at school, afterschool or extracurricular programs, and homeschool. Coaches can be teachers, parents/guardians, program counselors, etc.

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National – Congressional App Challenge

Program Description:

Every year members of the House of Representatives challenge students in our districts to create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge (CAC). Each challenge is district specific. As U.S. Representatives we publicly recognize our winning teams and each winning app may be put on display in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. Additional prizes may be available. The Congressional Internet Caucus initiates the annual CAC. We have appointed the non-profit Internet Education Foundation to provide the CAC with supplemental staffing and support.

Type: Competition

Program Location: Online

Program Date(s): 6/15/22 – 11/1/22

Application Deadline: 11/1/22

Age/Grades: 7-12

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, you must be a middle or high school student at the time of app submission.

Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four. No more than four students are allowed to form a team.

Students may compete in the district they reside in or the district they attend school in.

If competing as a team, at least half of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are participating in.

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