STEM Classroom Grants

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 20, 2020

Applicant type: Elementary / Secondary School Teacher

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Maryland: Allegany County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Garrett County, Howard County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Maryland: Allegany County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Garrett County, Howard County Show all

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Overview:

STEM Classroom Grants

FirstEnergy encourages original, inventive and creative classroom projects and teacher professional development in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Educators who want to energize their STEM classrooms lessons – and learn more innovative and resourceful ways to do so -- are invited to apply for a FirstEnergy STEM Classroom Grant of up to $1,000

What Kinds Of Classroom Projects Will Be Considered?

Inventive and effective classroom projects and teacher professional development initiatives in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are considered. Applications are embraced if they:

  • Are well-written, complete and submitted in a timely manner
  • Clearly explain how the items requested for funding are vital to the project's successful implementation and completion
  • Are designed to improve, advance and enrich student or teacher learning
  • Involve one-time, one-year implementation and evaluation
  • Are flexible and appropriate for targeted stage of student development
  • Range from formative ideas that explore learning concepts to full tested models that are ready to be adopted and disseminated
  • Include secure commitments of additional support from other sources for larger projects
  • Offer networking; mentoring; interdisciplinary or team-teaching; and teacher training/professional development components
  • Include, but are not limited to, the study of electricity and electricity production
  • Are submitted by an educator for resources specific and vital to the lesson plan described
  • Are not submitted by administrators for general school and/or laboratory supplies

Grants may be used to compensate experts who come to work with students, but not to pay teachers or staff. Resources requested should be integral components of a well-planned classroom project/lesson plan, and vital to its success.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Grants are available to educators (Pre-K through grade 12) at schools, youth groups and educational program administrators in communities served by our electric operating companies, other areas where we have facilities, and where we do business. 

Ineligibility:

  • FirstEnergy Classroom STEM Grants support individual classroom projects or teacher professional development. If multiple classrooms are undertaking the same or a very similar project, only one grant per school may be awarded.
  • The following are not supported by this grant:
    • Previously funded projects
    • Projects that require multiple academic years for completion
    • Laboratory supplies or equipment for general school use
    • Admission fees and stipends for conferences, workshops and competitions
    • Media equipment (computers, printers, digital cameras, projectors, white boards, DVD players, etc.) and furniture (display and book cases, carts, etc.)
    • Transportation, incentives, meals and refreshments
    • Routine responsibilities of the educator submitting the proposal