FirstEnergy Offering Education Grants for the 2015-2016 School YearAward Values Increased to As Much As $1,000
AKRON, Ohio, June 18, 2015 -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is offering education grants for creative classroom projects involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) planned for the 2015-2016 school year.
STEM Classroom Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded for teacher professional-development initiatives and creative, individual classroom projects for grades pre-kindergarten through 12. The grants are available to educators and youth group leaders located in communities served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric operating companies, and in communities where the company has facilities or does business.
"By supporting innovative classroom experiences, FirstEnergy is encouraging students and teachers to explore the wide variety of career opportunities in the STEM fields of study," said Dee Lowery, vice president, Corporate Affairs and Community Involvement. "Recognizing the importance of these programs in building the next generation of engineers, scientists, accountants, information technologists and electricians, we are pleased this year to increase the grants from $500 to up to $1,000 each."
STEM grant applications must be submitted by September 18, 2015. Visit www.firstenergycorp.com/STEM for additional information on grant criteria and to apply. Grants will be awarded based on the recommendations of the FirstEnergy Education Advisory Council. Winners will be notified by October 16, 2015.
More than 1,000 STEM grants have been awarded to educators and youth group leaders since 1986.
FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Its generation subsidiaries currently control nearly 17,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro and other renewables. Visit FirstEnergy on the web at www.firstenergycorp.com, and on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.
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