PSO to work with FFA in awarding science grants

 

Public Service Company headquartered in Tulsa announced it’s partnering  again with the Future Farmers of America to provide up to $25,000 in grants for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program.

With support from the AEP Foundation, PSO is providing the funding for a total of $25,000 in grants to be awarded to Oklahoma FFA chapters in its service area that are active in the 2019-2020 school year.  Grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000.

“We’re excited to continue our partnership with FFA to offer hands-on, STEM-related education to students in the areas we serve,” said Tiffini Jackson, PSO Vice President – External Affairs.  “These grants will help students learn technical and critical thinking skills that can help set them on a rewarding career path.”

Oklahoma FFA Foundation will be accepting STEM After-School Grants applications between June 3 and July 1, 2019.  Priority will be given to applications with requests that benefit more than one chapter and will be sustainable over multiple years.

“There are many of our chapters who are limited to learning about technology via the internet and what they see on a screen.  We are so excited about these grants that will give chapters the opportunity to have technology at their fingertips,” said Holly Blakey, Oklahoma FFA Foundation executive director.  “Having equipment in their programs – and sharing among programs – will allow students hands-on learning with real life technology being used in the agricultural industry.”

Grant applications are available at www.okffa.org/foundation.  Chapters receiving grants will be announced at Oklahoma FFA COLT (Chapter Officer Leadership Training) conferences planned for later this summer.

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