Dominion East Ohio and The Dominion Foundation Offer $1.3 Million in Education Grants - Program awards up to $50,000 each for exceptional higher education projects; up to $10,000 each for K-12 projects focused on energy, environment

- Higher education grants support developing workforce knowledge, skills

- Online applications due by May 1

CLEVELAND, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- School teachers and college faculty members in Ohio, including the Dominion East Ohio service area, are encouraged to apply for educational support grants to help their students under a $1.3 million program sponsored by the company's charitable foundation.

The Dominion Foundation is accepting applications for $1.3 million in educational grants for programs that help students in grades kindergarten through college and post-secondary training schools. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D), of which Dominion East Ohio is a subsidiary.

"We are pleased to support educational institutions in the communities we serve and the educators who are preparing the next generation for the challenges they will face," said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "A talented workforce is essential to the future of our nation."  

Dominion K-12 Educational Partnership grants are available in awards of up to $10,000 each. These awards help students strengthen their mathematics and science skills by studying energy and the environment. The majority of the grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000, with a few grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for exceptional projects. The program also offers mini-grants up to $1,000 for projects that enhance the teaching of mathematics or science.

Dominion Higher Educational Partnership grants are for programs in business, skilled craft, engineering, environmental and technical studies and for student-led conservation programs in colleges, community colleges and post-secondary training schools. Grants up to $50,000 each will be awarded for exceptional programs, based in part on having immediate benefits for students, the campus and the community.

Applications must be submitted online by May 1 for new projects for the 2012-2013 school year.

Information, the application form and a listing of eligible locations are available (NOTE: This will link to the grants info page when that page is available) on Dominion's website at www.dom.com, search: grants. The deadline for applications is May 1 and applications must be submitted online.

Educators in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin are encouraged to check their eligibility.

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 28,000 megawatts of generation. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.

 

SOURCE Dominion East Ohio



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