FirstEnergy Accepting Grant Applications from Educators

           FirstEnergy Accepting Grant Applications from Educators

PR Newswire

AKRON, Ohio, June 24, 2013

AKRON, Ohio, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is
offering education grants of up to $500 for creative classroom projects
planned for the 2013-2014 school year.

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Classroom Grants
are awarded for creative, individual classroom projects for grades
pre-kindergarten through 12. The grants are available to educators and youth
group leaders located in communities served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric
operating companies, and in communities where the company operates generating
plants or does business.

"Our goals are to encourage innovative classroom learning in the STEM
subjects; to support professional development for educators in these critical
areas; and to expose both students and teachers to the wide variety of career
possibilities in the STEM fields of study," said Delores Jones, manager,
Community Initiatives. "The students who benefit from these programs could
someday work at FirstEnergy as engineers, scientists, accountants, analysts,
information technologists and electricians."

STEM grant applications must be submitted by September 16, 2013. The
application and more information about grant criteria are available on
FirstEnergy's website:

Grants will be awarded based on the recommendations of the FirstEnergy
Education Advisory Council. Winners will be notified by October 7, 2013.
More than 1,000 STEM grants have been awarded to educators and youth group
leaders since 1986.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability
and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one
of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in
Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Its
diverse generating fleet features non-emitting nuclear, scrubbed baseload
coal, natural gas, hydro and pumped-storage hydro and other renewables, and
has a total generating capacity of more than 20,000 megawatts. Follow
FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.

Contact: Mark Durbin, (330) 761-4365
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