Letter

To whom it may concern:

As representatives of the Board of the Carmel High School Science Olympiad team, a completely student-run club, we are seeking funding for the 2018-2019 season. Our mission statement is to promote STEM education, career preparation, and to encourage creativity in solving real-world problems in a friendly yet competitive setting.

In 2018, our team won the State title and proudly represented Indiana at the National Tournament. One of the shortcomings in 2018 and in previous years was funding. This season, we look forward to return to the National Tournament and perform at an even higher level. Only with sufficient and consistent funding will we be able to accomplish this goal. Thus, the support of generous sponsors like you is vital in order for our team to return to Nationals.

Our team competes throughout the Midwest in Science Olympiad tournaments, which are day-long competitions that combine all disciplines of science as well as hands-on engineering in 23 events. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, and businesses work toward shared goals of education, teamwork, and promoting interest in science. We attract a diverse cohort of students and empower them to pursue their dreams of STEM-related career paths by providing a friendly yet competitive environment. In addition, we promote STEM throughout the community. In May/June 2018 we held workshops at the Carmel Clay public library to promote STEM for middle school students.

As a Science Olympiad team, we have various financial needs in addition to technical assistance. Hence, we greatly appreciate any and all support and sponsorship. Sponsorships will primarily support tournament registration and purchase of materials such as wood, glue, motors, and parts needed for engineering events. Tournament registration regularly runs into thousands of dollars, as does the total for the engineering events. Last year we built multiple hovercrafts, mousetrap vehicles, Rube Goldberg machines, towers and helicopters made from Balsa Wood. Funds will also be used to purchase field guides for events like Fossils, resources for study events, and practice materials for practical events such as Forensics and Chemistry Lab. In addition, this year, we hope to participate in more competitive invitationals to gain experience, and anticipate an increase in travel expenses.

Different levels of sponsorships with their benefits are listed below. However, we appreciate any contribution. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact us at carmelscioly@gmail.com. We will be delighted to provide more information through either email or a meeting in person and answer any questions. In addition, if your company can help us prepare for any of our events next season, please contact us – we will be extremely delighted to discuss your professional help. A complete listing of next year’s events can be found here: https://carmelscioly.com/scienceolympiad/.

Bronze: $100+ Your name/logo will be featured under the list of sponsors on our website.
Silver:

$500+

Your name/logo will be featured on our T-shirts in addition to rewards from the previous level.
Gold:

$1000+

Your name/logo will be featured on the front page of our website (over 5000 views/year) in addition to rewards from previous levels.
Platinum:

$2000+

Your name/logo will be a major feature on all of our builds in addition to rewards from previous levels.
Diamond $5000+ Your name/logo will be featured on our team’s flag which is taken to competitions including Nationals* and you will be featured in all press releases (City of Carmel, Hilite newsmagazine, etc.) concerning our team in addition to rewards from previous levels.

*If we qualify again

If you would like your company or group logo featured on our T-shirt or website (rather than just your name), please email carmelscioly@gmail.com with a vector or image (jpeg, png, tiff, bmp) of your logo before October 1st, 2018 (if not submitted at the time of our T-shirt order date, your company’s name and/or logo will be featured on the next shirt order).

**Carmel High School is a 501(c)(3) Organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by current IRS tax laws and regulations. The tax number will be provided upon request.

Thank you for your time and consideration in supporting our return journey to the national competition in June 2019 at Cornell University, as well as the training and empowerment of students striving to become scientists and engineers.

Best Regards,

Officers (Satvik Kumar, Olivia White, Anushka Dasgupta, Yannik Singh, Raphael Li)

 

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