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Funding boost for STEM projects for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge

Samsung is kicking off their Solve for Tomorrow challenge with a special bonus for middle and high school teachers: every teacher (grades 6-12) who enters their Solve for Tomorrow contest will receive a 50% boost on every donation to their qualifying STEM project.  The Solve for Tomorrow challenge asks teachers to dream up STEM solutions for challenges facing their students’ school community, with a grand prize of $100,000 in technology resources for the schools of the final three teacher winners.  Read all about the Solve for Tomorrow challenge on Samsung’s site.

From September 6 to October 30, the first 3,500 teachers who complete a Solve for Tomorrow application will be eligible for a 50% boost on donations made to qualifying projects, turning every $100 donation into $150 for your classroom.

Here’s how to qualify during the Solve for Tomorrow submission period:

  • Click “Apply” and then “Register” on the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow platform.
  • Complete a Solve for Tomorrow application.  
  • Once you’re done with your Solve for Tomorrow application, create an account on DonorsChoose.org if you don’t already have one.  
  • Enter the campaign code you received at the end of the Solve for Tomorrow application when you get started with your project. Projects submitted without the campaign code won’t qualify.
  • Create a STEM project that furthers the goals you talked about in your Solve for Tomorrow application. Keep your total project goal under $600, including tax, shipping, fees and the suggested donation to support DonorsChoose.org.
  • Select a subject under Math & Science.
  • Please create no more than one project with your Samsung campaign code.

Create your project

If your project meets the criteria above, you should see the match offer applied to your project as soon as it’s approved and live on the site (however, it won’t appear during Friends and Family Pre-funding).  New donations will receive a 50% boost from Samsung as long as funding remains.

Samsung is eager to see all the ideas teachers bring to this special opportunity, and they would be especially excited to support projects that request Samsung technology items like Samsung Galaxy tablets, Samsung Chromebooks, and Samsung headphones.