FirstEnergy Offering STEM Education Grants for the 2016-2017 School Year

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


AKRON, Ohio -- FirstEnergy Corp., one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, is offering education grants for creative classroom projects involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) planned for the 2016-2017 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.

STEM grant applications must be submitted by September 23, 2016.  Visit www.firstenergy-corp.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 14, 2016.

More than 1,000 educators and leaders of youth groups have received classroom grants since the program began during the 1986-87 school year.