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STEM Grants Available for Area Educators

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) is pleased to announce the continuation of a strategic grant partnership with Southwestern Energy (SWN) that will support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.  This partnership provides mini-grant opportunities for K-12 public school educators in Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel counties who seek to incorporate STEM concepts into the classroom.

SWN’s ongoing commitment to STEM education supports the energy company’s desire to be an active corporate citizen while enhancing elements of the educational process.  These grants will provide up to $500 for area teachers to explore unique ways to enrich student learning that may not otherwise be possible.

Since starting in 2018, the grant program has supported projects in 59 area classrooms.  Funded projects share a common theme of exposing students to creative STEM-based experiences and tools.  To date, the fund has awarded $27,300.75 in grants.

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley administers the fund, with grantees selected through a competitive grant process.

“This program truly represents the power of partnerships.  We look forward to another successful round of funding.  Education is as challenging as it is exciting and it is our hope this grant opportunity will expand and support STEM-based learning in new, relatable forms,” shared Susie Nelson, executive director of CFOV.

The grant cycle is now open, with applications being accepted through March 1.  For an application and more information on the SWN STEM Grant Program, please visit www.cfov.org/southwestern-energy/, call CFOV at 304-242-3144 or email debbie@cfov.org.