Teachers: Apply Early for Bright Ideas Grants and a Chance to Win $100

Electric cooperatives across the state are partnering with teachers to innovate classroom learning through Bright Ideas grants, and it could pay to apply early: All educators who submit an application online by Aug. 15 will be entered to win $100.

The Bright Ideas education grant program is a shared initiative between North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives to support local educators and improve student learning by funding creative teaching methods in K-12 classrooms. Five $100 gift cards will be awarded to teachers from across the state who submit their grant application by the early bird deadline of Aug. 15.

“Teachers who apply for Bright Ideas grants have outstanding ideas to inspire excitement in the classroom and advance excellence in education,” said Lindsey Davis, communications manager for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. “We are proud of the hundreds of outstanding educators we work with each year to bring creative learning to life through Bright Ideas grants, and we encourage all interested teachers to apply now.”

Any K-12 teacher at a participating school can apply for a Bright Ideas grant, regardless of discipline. Educators can apply individually or as a team. The final deadline to apply is not until September and can vary depending on the sponsoring local cooperative. To learn more about the program, find the application or see tips for applying, visit www.ncbrightideas.com.

Electric cooperatives in North Carolina have provided teachers with Bright Ideas grants since 1994, awarding over $14 million for more than 13,000 projects that have impacted millions of students. Bright Ideas grants reflect the cooperatives’ commitment to community and are a large part of their vision to power a Brighter Future, now and for generations to come.