This is a cool sponsorship that has a lot of potential uses for teams. The $75/student is a little awkward but you can realistically get a ton out from just the free tier even without this credit. Free tier also lets you use IAM as the more typical permission management system so multiple people can interface with the same resources (I haven’t used educate enough to know how its done there).
I suggest people check out what you can do even without this discount: https://aws.amazon.com/free
All of the below are per month, so I expect many teams would have little problem staying in the limits.
750 hours of EC2 t2.micro: This allows you to run a virtual server 24/7 and is probably powerful enough for many use cases. I recommend checking out AWS Elastic Beanstalk which makes deploying a web server relativly easy and doesn’t require any charge with the free EC2 instance. You can use Python, Node.js, Java, Go, and many other languages.
5GB of S3: Simple storage for scouting photos or any other files.
750 hours of Amazon Relational Database: Run an EC2 instance hosting one of many availably flavors of SQL database 24/7.
25GB of DynamoDB (NoSQL): Another database option if you prefer NoSQL.
1 million Lambda Requests: Lambda is a serverless compute platform which is super easy to set up in the web console. This is cool because you can make API endpoints without needing an EC2 instance running because Lambda only runs code on demand. You can develop in basically any major language you want and trigger it with either an API endpoint or other AWS services.
I would say this is a perfect use for Lambda. You don’t need to have a server running constantly so you can use your free EC2 instance for something else. I’ve set up a slack bot before using Lambda and API Gateway. Mind you this one was pretty useless as it was designed to send memes, but you could easily make it useful by querying TBA or scouting data. You can read more about Lambda here.
(Disclosure, I’ve previously interned at Amazon Robotics and take advantage of a lot of these free tier services for a school project)