Dominion Virginia Power announces $1.3 million in education grants

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School teachers and college faculty members in Virginia are eligible for $1.3 million in educational support grants under a program sponsored by The Dominion Foundation. Applications are due by May 1 for new projects for the 2013-2014 school year.

The Dominion Foundation is accepting applications for grants for programs that help students in grades kindergarten through college and post-secondary training schools. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, of which Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary.

Dominion K-12 Educational Partnership grants are available in awards of 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 mini-grants up to $1,000 for projects that enhance the teaching of mathematics or science.

Dominion Higher Educational Partnership grants are for programs in business, skilled craft, 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.

Educators in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia are encouraged to check their eligibility.

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