FirstEnergy supports classroom projects and teacher professional-development initiatives focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. To that end, the power company is accepting applications for its STEM grants program.
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded in support of creative classroom projects related to one or more of the STEM disciplines. Since the program began during the 1986-87 school year, more than a thousand educators and leaders of youth groups have received classroom grants.
Educators (pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade) and youth group leaders are encouraged to apply as long as their school or group is located in a community served by FirstEnergy’s electric operating companies (Ohio Edison, the Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison, Penn Power, Metropolitan Edison, Penelec, Jersey Central Power & Light, West Penn Power, Mon Power, and Potomac Edison), or in a community where the company has facilities.
See the FirstEnergy website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.