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$1.3 Million in STEM Grants Available to Ohio Educators, Others

The Dominion Foundation, part of Dominion Resources, one of the largest energy companies in the country, is currently accepting applications for $1.3 million in grants for programs that help students studying science, technology, engineering and math.

Post-secondary and K-12 educators in Ohio have until May 1, 2012, to apply for $1.3 million in STEM grants being offered by the Dominion Foundation, the charitable arm of Dominion Resources.

Teachers and faculty in selected counties and jurisdictions in the states of Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin may also be eligible to receive STEM grants, and are encouraged to check their eligibility.

Dominion Higher Education Partnership grants are for programs in the areas of business, energy studies, engineering, environmental sciences, skilled craft training, and technical studies at accredited higher education institutions that help a large number of students and have widespread support in the community. Grants are available in amounts up to $50,000. 

Also available are Dominion K-12 Educational Partnership grants. These awards are for programs that help students learn about math and science by studying energy and the environment. Awards are available for as much as $10,000, although the majority of the grants awarded will range from $1,000 to $5,000, for projects involving a few classes worth of students.  Mini-grants of up to $1,000 will be available for small initiatives that promote the teaching of science or math.  And a few grants, from $5,000 to $10,000, will be awarded to projects with a wide focus, that involve large numbers of students, several classes, and in some cases, the surrounding community.

For more information and to check your eligibility, visit the Dominion Foundation's educational programs portal.  To apply for grants, visit the Dominion Foundation's online grant application.

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Caitlin Moriarity is a freelance technology writer based in St. Louis, MO. She can be reached at [email protected].

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