Dominion Accepting Applications for $1.5 Million in Education Grants

- Grants focus on energy, environment and workforce development
- Program awards up to $50,000 for higher education projects; K-12 up to $10,000
- Online applications due May 15

RICHMOND, Va., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Educators and faculty at schools and colleges in communities served by Dominion Resources are invited to apply for $1.5 million in educational grants to fund energy, environment and workforce development programs.

"Encouraging and investing in our youth, especially through educational programs that help improve the environment, advance energy technologies and promote the workforce of the future is an essential part of the Dominion Foundation's mission," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation. 

The grants are given by the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, the parent company of Dominion Virginia/North Carolina Power, Dominion East Ohio, Dominion Hope, Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission and Millstone Power Station in Connecticut.

Eligible educators in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be submitted online by May 15 for the 2015-2016 school year. Additional information, the application form and a list of eligible locations are available on Dominion's website at www.dom.com, search: grants.

The K-12 Educational Partnership grants are available in awards 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. Information is available online at https://www.dom.com/corporate/our-commitments/community/charitable-giving-and-the-dominion-foundation/dominion-k-12-educational-partnership.

The Higher Educational Partnership grants are for programs in business, skilled craft, energy, 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 https://www.dom.com/corporate/our-commitments/community/charitable-giving-and-the-dominion-foundation/dominion-higher-educational-partnership.

Dominion, headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. Dominion and the Dominion Foundation are dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies, including Dominion Virginia/North Carolina Power, Dominion East Ohio, Dominion Hope, Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission and Millstone Power Station in Connecticut. Dominion and the Foundation support nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information about Dominion and the Dominion Foundation, visit www.dom.com

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SOURCE Dominion

For further information: Janell Hancock, 804-771-6115, Janell.M.Hancock@dom.com; Charles Penn, 703-796-9308, Charles.Penn@dom.com; Bonita Harris, 757-857-2700, Bonita.B.Harris@dom.com