More than 100 schools and educational institutions in nine states and the District of Columbia have been chosen to receive education grants totaling more than $1.3 million from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, for the 2014-2015 academic year.
“This year’s projects are exceptional and reflect both Dominion’s focus on the environment and the future of energy,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. “We are privileged to invest in these innovative efforts and to partner with the forward-looking teachers who are leading them.”
Dominion’s K-12 Education Partnership program will give 77 schools up to $10,000 each to fund projects related to energy and the environment. The Higher Education Partnership program will award 39 college and post-secondary schools up to $50,000 each to underwrite projects in energy, environmental studies, engineering and workforce development.
Nearly 300 grant applications were considered. Recipient schools and educational organizations are located in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Grant recipients include:
Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA, will be awarded $15,000 for a program designed to inspire and retain women in engineering disciplines through supported mentoring and research.
Calvert County Public Schools in Maryland will receive $10,000 to provide environmental science students at each of the county’s four high schools with a chance to explore human impact on the Chesapeake Bay.
Richard Bland College Foundation in Petersburg, VA, will be awarded $25,000 to implement a transfer agreement with the Army Logistics University for an Associate of Science in Business with a Logistics certificate.
Roanoke-Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, NC, will be awarded $20,000 to develop and maintain a virtual welding program, training more students while using less energy and raw materials during instruction.
The grants are given by the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, the parent company of Dominion Virginia/North Carolina Power, Dominion East Ohio, Dominion Hope, and Millstone Power Station in Connecticut.
Dominion and the Dominion Foundation are dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies. Dominion and the Foundation support nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, support education and promote community vitality. For more information about Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, visit www.dom.com.