March 19, 2009
RICHMOND, Va. – Dominion is accepting applications for Educational Partnership Program grants of up to $10,000 to enable students in grades K-12 to strengthen their math and science skills.
Applications must be submitted online by Friday, May 1 at www.dom.com (keyword “grants”) or http://www.dom.com/about/education/grants/index.jsp
Schools and educational institutions are encouraged to submit proposals in the fields of:
- Environmental education - to develop math and/or science skills through the study of the environment, or
- Energy education - to increase student awareness of energy efficiency and conservation, energy sources or other energy-related topics.
The Ella T. Grasso Technical High School in Connecticut last year received $10,000 to fund the design and installation of a photovoltaic system for the school greenhouse. Students helped design and install the system. They also conducted regular assessments of the energy production and overall energy consumption of the greenhouse.
The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, provides $300,000 in awards to schools that submit successful grant proposals. Schools and educational institutions in areas where Dominion does business – in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia – are invited to apply.
Visit http://www.dom.com/about/education/grants/index.jsp for details on the program, eligible locations, and for the online application. To reach Dominion’s Educational Partnership coordinator, call 1-800-730-7217 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year Dominion, its charitable foundation and its employees will invest more than $20 million and 120,000 volunteer hours in programs that help improve the quality of life for people in the states where Dominion operates power stations, natural gas and other energy facilities.
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation. Dominion serves retail energy customers in 12 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at http://www.dom.com.
Daisy Pridgen, (804) 771-6115, Daisy.Pridgen@dom.com