New in 2017, the Wired Wizards will not guarantee funding for student travel to events and competitions. Our plan is to continue to fundraise and reduce the burden as much as possible. The new strategy will be to fundraise to cover scholarship recipients’ travel first. Once travel costs have been covered for these students, the remainder of funds raised will be divided evenly among students to reduce the per-student travel costs.
As such, students and parents should plan to budget approximately $200 for each district event (2), and $200 for state championships for a total of $600. The budget for World championships is currently in the works as of 9/20/2016. The estimate at this time is $750/student for travel to Houston for 7 days.