Thomas College Announces Thomas Cup Sponsors and $10,000 Scholarship Prize MacKenzie Riley Young | December 3, 2020

WATERVILLE, MAINE, December 2020 — The sixth annual Thomas Cup hosted by Thomas College for high school students announces its sponsors: Central Maine Power, Unum, AT&T, and WEX. Additional, in-kind support is being provided by Microsoft, Project>Login, and Educate Maine. Plus, members of the winning team of the Thomas Cup will each win $10,000 in scholarship money to Thomas College.

The Thomas Cup, an annual competition that engages high school students in various technology and innovation challenges, will be held virtually for the first time this year. Challenges will be open for two 12-hour time blocks. Students choose when they’ll compete: all day with challenges opening on Friday, January 29, 2021, 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. or all night with challenges Friday January 29, 2021 into Saturday, January 30, 2021, 8 p.m.- 8 a.m. Registration is now open at thomas.edu/thomas-cup. Cost of participation is free.

“We are so thankful for our sponsors for this important event – especially in 2020. Students and families have gone through a lot this year, and it’s great to be able to provide them with a fun, engaging experience from the safety of their homes,” said organizer Jim Delorie.

This year, the Thomas Cup has been re-imagined to be an off-campus, virtual event and will be called the Thomas Cup in a Box. Competitors will receive a box of materials from the College with directions and materials to support the online competition, where students will engage in coding, innovation, esports, robotics, crime scene investigation, and cyber defense. Successful teams will have strong communication, collaboration, teamwork, critical thinking, and innovation skills. Each member of the winning team from the Thomas Cup in a Box event can take home up to $10,000 in scholarships to Thomas College.

To learn more about our Thomas Cup in a Box event or the week-long challenges leading up to the event, visit thomas.edu/thomas-cup.

About Thomas College: Thomas College has been preparing students for success in their personal and professional lives for over 125 years. Thomas College nurtures the unique potential within each student. Our Guaranteed Job Program, 3-year accelerated offerings in all undergraduate degrees, individualized advising, career counseling, and our Innovation Centers in Business and Education meet a student’s determination to succeed with the direction, confidence, and tools to realize the highest version of themselves. Our graduate degree offerings fit your lifestyle ranging from in-person accelerated programs to evening online courses. From the classroom to community activities, or on the athletics field with our 19 varsity sports, Thomas College provides a personalized experience that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 13 percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates, and U.S. News & World Report ranks us #7 among colleges in the Northeast. For more information, visit wwwold.thomas.edu or contact MacKenzie Riley Young at [email protected] or 207-859-1313. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.