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FirstEnergy Corp. is currently accepting applications for education grants being awarded to creative STEM classroom projects planned for the upcoming school year, the company announced Aug. 7.

The company will be awarding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, grants of up to $500 for teacher professional-development initiatives and creative, individual classroom projects for grades pre-K through 12. The grants are being offered to educators and youth group leaders at in communities served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric companies, which operate in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York, and in communities where the company has facilities or does business.

"By supporting innovative classroom learning, FirstEnergy aims to encourage students and teachers to explore the wide variety of career opportunities in the STEM fields of study while promoting professional development for educators in these critical areas," said Delores Jones, manager, Community Initiatives for FirstEnergy. "The students who benefit from these programs may use their knowledge someday working at FirstEnergy as engineers, scientists, accountants, analysts, information technologists and electricians."

Visit the FirstEnergy website for additional information or to submit an application. Applications are due by Sept. 19, and winners, selected based on recommendations by the FirstEnergy Education Advisory Council, will be notified by Oct. 13.

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