Southwestern Energy


Deadline for 2022 is MARCH 1, 2022 5:00pm


Applications accepted –   September 1, 2023

Application deadline –    September 22, 2023

Award notifications –  mid-October

Project completion / Grant reports due-   end of May, 2023


Southwestern Energy will concentrate efforts to support public school STEM education by awarding mini-grants to K-12 teachers in Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel county schools for projects that incorporate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts into the classrooms. Maximum awards will be $500. Innovative and creative project proposals are encouraged. These mini-grants are to support projects and programs that are not covered by school budgets. All grant recipients will be asked to report on the expenditure of the funds and provide a summary of project outcomes. Projects must be completed by end of May.

Types of projects to be considered:

  • Innovative and creative projects
  • Projects that are age appropriate
  • Projects that are designed to improve, advance, and enrich student learning
  • Projects that leverage additional funds (match)
  • May be formative ideas that explore learning concepts or fully tested models that are ready to be adopted and disseminated

SWN STEM grant program will NOT fund:

  • School laboratory supplies or equipment for general school use
  • Media equipment (computers, digital cameras, projectors, white boards, DVD players, etc.) and furniture (display and book cases, carts, etc.)
  • Continuation of projects previously funded by other sources
  • Routine responsibilities of the educator submitting the proposal
  • Projects that require multiple academic years for completion
  • Admission fees and stipends for conferences, workshops, and competitions
  • Transportation, incentives, meals, and refreshments

Grants may be used to compensate outside 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 important to its success. 

CFOV will vet the applications and forward to Southwestern Energy for award recommendations.

Additional questions may be directed to Debbie at 304-242-3144 or


2019 Grants Awarded

2021 Grants Awarded