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Applications for education grants now available

Dominion Resources is encouraging educators and faculty at schools and colleges to apply for $1.5 million in educational grants for energy, environment and workforce development curriculum.

President of the Dominion Foundation Hunter A. Applewhite expressed how Dominion believes that the education of today’s youth is extremely important:

Encouraging and investing in our youth, especially through educational programs that help improve the environment, advance energy technologies and promote the workforce of the future is an essential part of the Dominion Foundation’s mission.

The grants are coming from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, the parent company of Dominion Virginia/North Carolina Power, Dominion East Ohio, Dominion Hope, Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission and Millstone Power Station in Connecticut.

Eligible applicants for the grants must reside in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.  Educators that are eligible are greatly encourage to apply. Applications must be submitted by May 15th for the 2015-2016 school year and further information is available on Dominion’s website.

From Dominion’s press release:

The K-12 Educational Partnership grants are available in awards up to $10,000 each. These awards help students strengthen their mathematics and science skills by studying energy and the environment. The majority of the grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000, with a few grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for exceptional projects. Information is available here.

The Higher Educational Partnership grants are for programs in business, skilled craft, energy, engineering, environmental and technical studies and for student-led conservation programs in colleges, community colleges and post-secondary training schools. Grants up to $50,000 each will be awarded for exceptional programs, based in part on having immediate benefits for students, the campus and the community. Information is available here.

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