Rutherford EMC Now Accepting 2013-2014 Bright Ideas Applications
North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, including Rutherford EMC, are accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants for the 2013-14 school year. Teachers in K-12 classrooms with creative ideas for hands-on learning projects are encouraged to apply for a grant up to $1,000.
North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are committed to supporting local communities, and last year, Rutherford EMC awarded $15,101 in Bright Ideas funding directly to local teachers. Since 1994, educators statewide have received more than $8.5 million in Bright Ideas grant funding, and well over 1.5 million N.C. students have participated in approximately 8,300 Bright Ideas projects.
Grant applications will be accepted April 1 through September 20. It could pay to apply early: all teachers who submit their applications by the early-bird deadline of August 16 will be entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card.
This year’s online application includes an explanation of the creative project and its potential benefits to students. Examples of past projects and grant-writing tips are available on the Bright Ideas website, www.ncbrightideas.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ncbrightideas for regularly updated information regarding the program.
For more information or a hard-copy application, contact Gordon McDaniel at 1-800-521-0920, extension 450 or at email@example.com. Faxed applications will not be accepted.
The Bright Ideas education grant program is part of the electric cooperatives’ ongoing commitment to North Carolina communities. North Carolina’s electric cooperatives serve more than 2.5 million people in 93 of the state’s 100 counties. Rutherford EMC provides electricity to more than 67,000 members in 10 counties of the southwestern piedmont.