Spread the Word About Our STEM Grants

September 10, 2019

FirstEnergy seeks to encourage exploratory creativity through our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Classroom Grants. And each year, teachers, STEM   facilitators and hundreds of students throughout our six-state footprint greatly benefit from our program – which provides grants of up to $1,000. On average, we have presented $70,000 in grants yearly.

FirstEnergy is accepting STEM grant applications for the 2019-20 school year through Sept. 20, 2019.

“We are excited to support those educators who are encouraging students to expand their learning of the STEM subjects. However, in order to do so, they must apply for the grants – and that’s where we need the help of our employees,” said Torey Tolson, analyst, Corporate Affairs and Community Involvement, and STEM Classroom Grant program manager. “When you meet with customers, attend school events or academic programs in our service area, please spread the word about the STEM grant applications.”

To access the application, or for more information, click here.

STEM at Work

Seth Miller, Customer Account specialist V, West Penn Power (l.), presents Timothy Dzurko, Park Forest Middle School teacher in State College, Pa., with a $1,000 FirstEnergy STEM grant. Looking on are Technology Education students whose “Forest Full of Sunshine” project will incorporate design and engineering to build a prototype of dual axis solar tracking devices. The students also will create a presentation to share with the elementary STEM classes.