FirstEnergy is once again trying to juice up kids learning math and science.
The Akron-based power company is offering education grants of up to $500 for creative "STEM" classroom projects - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
FirstEnergy spokesperson Patti Michel says that it pays off for both the power company and students in the future.
"Really, these students who benefit from these programs could become FirstEnergy's future engineers, scientists, accountants and electricians," Michel tells AkronNewsNow. "So, we really want to encourage development and learning in these areas."
The STEM grant deadline is September 17, 2012...and grants will be awarded on October 8th based on recommendations from the FirstEnergy Education Advisory Council.
FirstEnergy has been giving students such grants since 1986.
Details on the grant program can be found on FirstEnergy's website.
On the Web: FirstEnergy, www.firstenergy.com