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Dominion Foundation Announces $1.3 Million in Education Grants

Posted Apr. 8, 2013

Dominion East Ohio is encouraging school teachers and college faculty members in Ohio to apply for $1.3 million in educational support grants to help their students under a program sponsored by the company’s charitable foundation. The online application deadline is May 1.

The Dominion Foundation is offering 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), the parent company of Dominion East Ohio.

“Technological advances in the fields of energy and the protection of the environment is vital to the future of our youth,” says Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “These grants will support teaching and training for the next generation.”

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. Information is available online at www.dom.com/about/education/grants/index.jsp.

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. Information is available online at www.dom.com/about/education/grants/higher-educational-partnership.jsp.

Applications must be submitted online by May 1 for new projects for the 2013-2014 school year. Information, the application form and a listing of eligible locations are available on Dominion’s website at www.dom.com, search: grants.

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

For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com.