JCP&L Offering Education Grants for the 2013-2014 School Year
MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 24, 2013
MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Jersey Central Power & Light
(JCP&L) 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
across our New Jersey service territory; 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 Elaine Vincent, FirstEnergy's New Jersey manager of community
involvement. "The students who benefit from these programs could someday work
at JCP&L 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
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.
JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). JCP&L serves 1.1
million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon,
Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union
Follow JCP&L on Twitter@JCP_L, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL, or
online at www.jcp-l.com.
SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.
Contact: Ron Morano, (973) 401-8097
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