Wednesday, August 1, 2018

PPL Foundation Now Accepting Applications For STEM Education Grants

The PPL Foundation is now accepting applications for PPL Empowering Educators Grants to provide funding power for teachers to bring their ideas to life and spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The deadline for applications is September 30.  
Through these competitive grants, teachers can receive $1,000 in funding for educational projects such as science fairs, energy conservation projects, renewable energy demonstrations, math competitions and more.
Last year, some of the projects that received funding ranged from building solar-powered cars to developing a school makerspace, a collaborative work space where students can explore and share innovative ideas.
The grants are open to K-12 teachers in school districts in the 29 Pennsylvania counties served by PPL.
To be eligible for an Empowering Educators grant, teachers must submit a contest application online.
This year, PPL will award $25,000 in Empowering Educators grants. Since the program’s inception in 2003, PPL has awarded more than $200,000 for projects in more than 140 schools/
“Innovative ideas and technological know-how are so important for the future success of students and society as a whole,” said Lissette Santana, manager of corporate relations for PPL. “PPL supports teachers’ efforts to strengthen students’ skills and fuel their excitement about STEM subjects.”
Twenty-five teachers will receive $1,000 for supplies to help make their projects a reality. Each team will be judged on its project proposal, its school need, and potential overall impact.
Grant recipients will be notified via email by Nov. 1, 2018. Each project must be completed by May 1, 2019. A final report must be submitted online by May 10, 2019.
The teams will celebrate their completed projects during a regional reception in June 2019.
For all the details, visit the PPL Empowering Educators Grants webpage.
(Photo: Pocono Mountain East High School students in Monroe County.)
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