Students: Apply to the Verizon Foundation App Challenge today!

Are you a student with a killer idea for an app that can help people in your community? Then the Verizon Foundation wants to hear from you and help make your app come to life.  Also, students get to learn how to code from educators at MIT and your school might win up to $20,000 in grants!

You don’t have to be a coder to enter the Verizon Foundation App Challenge.

The campaign seeks ideas for amazing apps that could address a concern in your school or community. According to the Foundation:

Teams of any Oregon public, private or parochial middle or high school that would like to enter their app concepts are eligible to win free tablets, cash grants of up to $20,000 for their school and a chance to learn coding from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) coaches to bring their apps to life.

It should be pointed out that schools in the Pacific Northwest have an amazing string of wins in this App Challenge. Last year, the Bellevue Open Window School was named a national winner with their HikeAbout app that’s live now in the Google Play store. Closer to home, the St. Helens School was named Best in State for Oregon.

So, if you have a great idea, submit today so you can learn to code, get a cool prize and benefit your school at the same time.

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