RICHMOND, Va., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- School teachers and college faculty members in areas served by Dominion companies now can apply for $1.3 million in educational grants to fund energy, environment and workforce related programs.
"Our youth have a very important task ahead of them – to continue developing and sustaining advances in the sciences, particularly in the energy field," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. "We support their efforts, progress and achievements."
The grants are given by the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, the parent company of Dominion Virginia/North Carolina Power, Dominion East Ohio, Dominion Hope and Millstone Power Station in Connecticut.
Educators in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia are encouraged to check their eligibility.
Applications must be submitted online by May 1 for new projects for the 2014-2015 school year. Information, the application form and a list of eligible locations are available on Dominion's website at www.dom.com, search: grants.
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. The program also offers smaller grants up to $1,000 for projects that enhance the teaching of mathematics or science. Information is available online at http://www.dom.com/about/education/grants/index.jsp
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 online at http://www.dom.com/about/education/grants/higher-educational-partnership.jsp
Dominion, headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies, including Dominion Virginia Power. Dominion and the Foundation support nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information about Dominion and the Dominion Foundation, visit www.dom.com.
For further information: Daisy Pridgen, 804-771-6115, Daisy.Pridgen@dom.com, Charles Penn, 703-796-9308, Charles.Penn@dom.com or Bonita Harris, 757-857-2700, Bonita.B.Harris@dom.com