Alabama Power Foundation accepting Students to Stewards grant applications

Alabama Power Foundation accepting Students to Stewards grant applications
The Alabama Power Foundation's Students to Stewards grants support conservation education, including classroom lessons, in-the-field learning and teacher training for schools with financial needs. The foundation is accepting applications for this year's grants through Feb. 11. (Getty Images)

The Alabama Power Foundation is accepting applications for the annual Students to Stewards grant program.

Part of the foundation’s ongoing environmental and sustainability initiatives, Students to Stewards this year will provide grants of up to $3,500 to schools with a financial need. The grants support conservation education, including classroom lessons, in-the-field learning and teacher training.

“Students to Stewards delivers hands-on, informative educational programs to build awareness in the schools about our state’s incredible natural resources and biological diversity,” said Susan Comensky, Alabama Power vice president of Environmental Affairs. “Working with schools and teachers around the state, Students to Stewards helps broaden understanding of our natural world and how we can all work together to protect it.”

Since its creation in 2014, Students to Stewards has awarded more than 50 grants totaling more than $100,000. The grants have helped provide resources for a variety of conservation education projects, from the construction of outdoor classrooms to lesson plan development. Students to Stewards also helps younger generations gain a greater understanding about the many rewarding career opportunities connected to science and the environment.

For a school to be eligible for a Students to Stewards grant, at least 50% of its full-time student population must receive free or reduced-price lunches. The deadline to apply for a Students to Stewards grant is Feb. 11. Find out more about Students to Stewards and the grant criteria by clicking here.

The Alabama Power Foundation is committed to empowering communities and improving the quality of life for all Alabamians. Funded by shareholder dollars, the foundation provides philanthropic support to Alabama communities, nonprofits and educational institutions.

To learn more about the Alabama Power Foundation, its grant programs and initiatives, please visit https://powerofgood.com/.

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