First Energy, a New Jersey based energy company, is offering grants of up to $500 to support STEM Education in their service area. This grant notice was recently posted to their website
FirstEnergy proudly supports classroom projects and teacher professional-development initiatives focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
One of the ways we support these activities is by offering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education grants of up to $500 to educators at schools and youth groups in communities served by our electric operating companies and other areas where we have facilities.
More than 1,000 educators and leaders of youth groups have received classroom grants since the program began during the 1986-87 school year.
The application process for the 2012-2013 school year is now open. Projects receiving this year’s grants must be completed during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Educators (pre-kindergarten through grade 12) and youth-group leaders in our service area communities and where we have facilities are encouraged to apply.
Any creative projects in science, technology, engineering and mathematicswill be considered. Projects that incorporate the following components are of the greatest interest:
Grants may be used to compensate experts who come to work with students, but not to pay teachers or staff. Resources requested should be integral components of a well-planned classroom project/lesson plan, and important to its success.
This grant is for resources needed for individual classroom projects. If more than one classroom is undertaking the same or a very similar project, only one grant per school may be awarded.
Grant awards are recommended by the FirstEnergy Education Advisory Council. Upon completion of the projects, recipients will be asked to provide a written summary with samples of class work. Photographs are suggested, but not required.
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The 2012-2013 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Grant application can be completed online. Once you have entered all of the information:
Applications must be received by the FirstEnergy Community Involvement Department by Monday, September 17, 2012 for consideration during the 2012-2013 school year. For additional information, please contact the external affairs manager at your local FirstEnergy office or 330-384-5022.
Grant awards will be recommended by the FirstEnergy Advisory Council.Recipients will be notified by Monday, October 8, 2012. Upon completion of the projects, receipients will be asked to provide a written summary with examples of class work and photographs.
VISIT THE COMPANY SITE FOR MORE INFO: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/community/education/educational_grants.html