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Bright Ideas Grant Program

Grant applications will be accepted April 1 through Sept. 18.

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.

 

 

2015 Bright Ideas Grant Recipients

 

  • Mrs. Adrienne Beasley, TS Cooper Elementary, Sunbury, NC; $1,600 for "Get your Groove On!"
  • Mr. Gregory Watford, Hertford County High School, Ahoskie, NC; $1,600 for "I Spy Rasberry Pi: Building Computers and Creating Digital Stories from Scratch"
  • Ms. Megan Lewis, Gaston Elementary, Gaston, NC; $1,600 for "Read for Fun, Read for Life"
  • Mrs. Susan Parker, Buckland Elementary, Gates, NC; $1,600 for "Ag a'la Cart"
  • Mrs. Teri Campbell, Gates County High School, Gatesville, NC; $1,600 for "Wet, Wild, Wonderful Water:Fostering Citizen Scientists through Water Monitoring of the Chowan River"

 

General Information

Roanoke Electric Cooperative has awarded more than 70 Bright Ideas Grants since 1994 totaling more than $60,000.00. Across the state Bright Ideas have shown http://roanokeelectric.coopwebbuilder2.com/sites/roanokeelectric/files/resize/Roanoke%20Electric/BrightIdeas/Bright%20Ideas%20Logo-140x79.jpgto improve classroom instruction and encouraged innovative teaching techniques benefiting over 500,000 students.

The funds go to North Carolina teachers and principals serving grades K-12. They are awarded for projects in any discipline as long as they use creative teaching techniques to improve instruction. Projects are eligible for grants of up to $2,000.

 

Since the inception of this program Roanoke Electric Cooperative and the North Carolina Electric Cooperatives have presented over $1.5 million to Tar Heel educators. The statewide Bright Ideas Grant Program was launched in October 1994 by North Carolina's electric cooperatives and the Carolina Electric Cooperatives network, and has been very instrumental in assisting teachers and principals with programs that they cannot fund through traditional school financing.

The judges that are selected to review the applications are located throughout the cooperative's service area, and include educators and community leaders.

To learn more go to www.ncbrightideas.com.

ONLY ON-LINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR 2017.

For more information about the grant program, email brightideas@roanokeelectric.com or call 252-209-2236 or 1-800-433-2236, ext. 278.

News and Events

August 14, 2017

Last week, NOAA warned of an “extremely active” Atlantic hurricane season, with 2-5 major hurricanes now in the forecast.

With this in mind, Roanoke Electric Co-op officials are emphasizing the importance of having hurricane preparedness plans in place. North Carolina sits on the Atlantic coast, and when hurricanes hit the region they often bring with them flooding, power loss and wind-damage. 

August 01, 2017

The Roanoke Electric Care Trust board recently awarded grants to five community groups, as part of the co-op’s Operation RoundUp program. Third quarter grants totaled $10,111.25 and were presented to the following organizations:

July 27, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Roanoke Electric Co-op CEO Curtis Wynn testified recently on “The State of Infrastructure in Rural America” before the House Committee on Agriculture.



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