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PSEG to Award $160,000 in grants to further STEM education in NJ

Eligible organizations urged to apply by October 21

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NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The PSEG Foundation is accepting applications from afterschool, summer and youth development programs to develop new or enhance existing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) educational opportunities for students.  A total of up to $160,000 in grants will be awarded by the Foundation.

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"Programs running outside traditional school hours have a unique opportunity to engage students and develop problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork skills that are important for college and career success," said Ellen Lambert, President of the PSEG Foundation. "We hope to spark excitement and help build a path for the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math students."

The Foundation will award funding to organizations serving youth in PSE&G's electric and gas service territory in New Jersey, along with Salem and Cumberland counties in New Jersey. The Foundation anticipates awarding funding to eight organizations, although the number of recipients and their award amount will be decided based on the strength of the proposals received, at the discretion of Foundation staff.  Applications must be completed and submitted by Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 by 5 p.m.  All applicants will receive notification about funding decisions in late November.

Applicants may apply directly through PSEG's online application. Visit http://www.pseg.com/info/community/education/education.jsp to apply. 

PSEG (NYSE: PEG) is a diversified energy company based in Newark NJ.  PSEG has three main subsidiaries: PSE&G, NJ's largest and oldest combined gas and electric delivery company, PSEG Power, a merchant power generation company and PSEG Energy Holdings, a developer of solar farms throughout the U.S.   For more information, visit www.pseg.com  

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SOURCE Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)



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