Aug 24, 2016

PPL Empowering Educators Grant Program Offers Opportunity to Advance Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

PPL Empowering Educators, PPL grants help teachers spark students' interest in science, technology and math. pplweb.com/educatorgrants

PPL Corporation, in partnership with PBS39, WITF and WVIA, to award 15 grants to help K-8 teachers fund education al projects such as science fairs, energy conservation projects, renewable energy demonstrations and math competitions.

Tomorrow’s engineers and mathematicians need only a spark to get their imaginations – and their careers – headed in the right direction. PBS39, WITF and WVIA are helping to spark curiosity in students through the PPL Empowering Educators program, sponsored by PPL Corporation. This program is designed to help K-8 teachers provide hands-on learning by bringing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to life for their students.

PPL’s Empowering Educators is a competitive grant program that awards $1,000 of funding for educational projects such as science fairs, energy conservation projects, renewable energy demonstrations and math competitions.

Each Empowering Educators grant will feature teacher-led student teams who will identify STEM-related projects in their schools. Each school who wishes to participate must submit a contest application to its local station via an online application.

PBS39, WITF and WVIA will select five winning teams apiece, for a total of 15. Each winning team will be awarded $1,000 during a ceremony at their local station in early November, which will be used to bring their projects to fruition. Each team will be judged on its project proposal, its school need, and potential overall impact.

The contest application process will be open from September 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016 at the three stations. Grant recipients will be announced December 2, 2016. Each project must be completed by April 15, 2017. A final report must be submitted to the applicant’s local station describing the outcomes of each project by May 6, 2017.

For full details and the grant application, please visit www.pplweb.com/educatorgrants/