Educators from public elementary and middle schools are eligible to apply for a grant in one of three categories: $500, $750 or $1,000. An independent selection committee reviewed more than 200 grant proposals last year and selected 85 projects for a total of $50,000. This year SRNS will increase this amount to $75,000.
The program is designed to support the delivery of math, science and technology curricula while increasing educational opportunities for students in the greater Augusta-Aiken area.
“We are proud to reward educators who exhibit a strong passion for helping students better understand math, science and technology through innovative teaching methods,” said Gladys Moore, program coordinator.
The grants are provided through corporate funding made available by the parent companies of SRNS, LLC (Fluor, Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell).
Elementary and middle school educators in the Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Edgefield counties in South Carolina and Columbia and Richmond counties in Georgia are invited to submit applications, which are available on the Savannah River Site Web site at www.srs.gov/general/outreach/edoutrch/ed_home.htm. For more information, call Moore at (803) 952-9450 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.