Educators: Be an Early Bird and Apply for Randolph EMC’s Bright Ideas Grant

This is not an April fool’s joke! On April 1, Randolph EMC will once again be accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants for the 2017-18 school year. Teachers in K-12 classrooms with innovative ideas for hands-on learning projects are encouraged to apply for a grant up to $2,000.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are committed to supporting local communities, and this year, Randolph EMC will again award $12,000 in Bright Ideas funding directly to local teachers. Since 1994, educators statewide have received more than $10.9 million in Bright Ideas grant funding, and well over 2.1 million North Carolina students have participated in approximately 10,400 Bright Ideas projects.

Grant applications will be accepted April 1 through Sept. 22. It could pay to apply early: all teachers who submit their applications by the early bird deadline of Aug. 15 will be entered into a drawing for one of five $100 Visa gift cards. 

Teachers can apply individually or as a team, and grants are available for all subjects. To apply, or for more information about the Bright Ideas grant program, visit www.NCBrightIdeas.com. For more information about the Bright Ideas program, please contact Kathleen Duckworth at Kathleen.Duckworth@RandolphEMC.com or 336-625-5177.