For Release: 09/27/2012
Innovative Educator Grants now available from the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
Green Bay, WI — Applications are now being accepted for the Innovative Educator Grant program sponsored by Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. The Innovative Educator Grant, now in its sixth year, is an opportunity for middle, junior high or high school educators to receive an award up to $1,000 for new projects with an academic focus and goals to improve student achievement in the areas of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).
"We are hoping to provide an incentive for teachers to pursue projects in the areas of science and engineering that will challenge students," said Karmen Lemke, Community Relations and Contributions Manager at Wisconsin Public Service. "We are trying to provide some unique educational opportunities through the Innovative Educator Grant."
Examples of the types of projects or programs that may be considered for funding include engineering and mentoring programs, robotics programs, and ecology and environmental projects. The grants may also be used to purchase certain types of equipment or curriculum materials. To be eligible, schools need to be a natural gas or electric customer of Wisconsin Public Service.
During the first five years of the grant program, 53 projects received over $48,000 in grants. Funding for the Innovative Educator Grant is through Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, which is supported by shareholders, not utility ratepayers. To view the guidelines, see a list of last year's recipients, or complete an application, visit www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/innovativeeducator. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2012.
For More Information, Contact:
- Karmen Lemke
Community Relations and Contributions Manager
Wisconsin Public Service
- Media Hotline