March 20, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- School teachers and college faculty members in
, including the Dominion Virginia Power service area, are eligible for
in educational support grants to help their students under a program sponsored by the company's charitable foundation.
"Technological advances in the fields of energy and protection of the environment are vital to the future of our youth," said
Thomas F. Farrell II
, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "These grants will support teaching and training for the next generation."
The Dominion Foundation is accepting applications for 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 Virginia Power is a subsidiary.
K-12 Educational Partnership
grants are available in awards of up to
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
for projects that enhance the teaching of mathematics or science. Information is available online at
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
each will be awarded for exceptional programs, based in part on having immediate benefits for students, the campus and the community. Information is available online at
Applications must be submitted online by
for new projects for the 2013-2014 school year. Information, the application form and a listing of eligible locations are
on Dominion's website at
, search: grants.
are encouraged to check their eligibility.
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,500 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage system with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at
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