SWEPCO is presenting 15 teacher grants totaling $7,500 across its three-state service area this month.
The AEP Teacher Vision Grant program was launched in 2003 to provide aid ranging from $100 to $500 to classroom teachers. “These grants are designed to reward the talents and creativity of Pre-K through grade 12 educators devoted to motivating youth to think creatively, to step into leadership roles and to address the challenges of the future,” said Jennifer Harland, SWEPCO external affairs manager in Texarkana.
Educators who live or teach in the SWEPCO service area or in communities with major AEP facilities are eligible to apply for the mini-grants. Priority is given to educators who have attended AEP Workshops for Educators, National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project training or who are affiliated with an AEP school-business partnership. Projects that have an academic focus and a goal of improving student achievement are eligible for consideration. SWEPCO has a special interest in science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety and the balanced study of energy and the environment.
For more information on the AEP Teacher Vision Grant program and other AEP education initiatives, see http://www.aep.com/community/TeachersAndStudents/