Grants & Awards

Deadline Extended for 'Solve for Tomorrow' Classroom Grant Program

Samsung has extended the deadline by one week for its 12th-annual Solve for Tomorrow contest, which will award $2 million in technology and supplies to classrooms across the United States. The new deadline is November 15.

The program calls on students to use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to "tackle local issues of national importance in a sustainable way."

This year's contest has been updated with an added focus on sustainability. According to Samsung: "Samsung is furthering its commitment to sustainability through several company initiatives this year, and the Solve for Tomorrow Contest is no different. This year’s applicants are encouraged to use responsibly sourced materials in their prototypes and align their project ideas with the United Nation’s sustainable development goals (SDGs). The judging rubric for this year’s contest will also include a component that will evaluate factors such as the sustainability of the project idea over time."

A total of 112 prizes will be awarded, including:

  • 100 state-level winners, who will be awarded $6,500 in Samsung technologies and supplies, as well as a kit to help them complete the next phase of the contest;

  • 10 national finalists, of which seven will receive $50,000 in technology and supplies;

  • 3 national winners (of the 10 finalists), who will receive $100,000 in technology and classroom supplies;

  • 1 Community Choice winner, which will receive an additional $10,000 in prizes; and

  • 1 Employee Choice winner, chosen by Samsung employees, which will also receive an additional $10,000 in prizes.

Teachers from public schools are eligible to enter. Entries are due by November 15. Complete details can be found on the 2021 Solve for Tomorrow site.

About the Author

David Nagel is the former editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal, STEAM Universe, and Spaces4Learning. A 30-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art, marketing, media, and business publications.

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