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Lawrence County Community Foundation Awards STEM Learning Grants
Updated November 16, 2017 7:39 AM | Filed under: Education
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(BEDFORD) - The Lawrence County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of their Advancing Out-of- School STEM Learning grant cycle. Eight Lawrence County schools and organizations will receive awards totaling over $30,000.

The STEM grant cycle is made possible by a $25,000 grant from Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc. to support learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Additional funding is being provided by the Lawrence County Community Foundation education endowment fund. To qualify for funding, the STEM programs must occur outside of the traditional school day and promote opportunities for hands-on learning.

The awards range from $800 to $11,100 and include a 3:1 matching grant challenge to LC STEAM. For every $1 the group raises, the Community Foundation will match it with $3, up to a total of $11,100.

Lisa Starr, Finance/Grants Coordinator of the Lawrence County Community Foundation, encourages the STEM community to support LC STEAM as they fundraise.

"It is so important that we engage our youth in interesting, educational activities such as those provided by LC STEAM." She added, "We had many terrific proposals; I'm hopeful these grants will help strengthen the future workforce in Lawrence County."

The proposals were evaluated by a committee of experienced grant and STEM professionals. Grantees and project names follow:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County - Science Craze
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County - STEAMology
  • FRC Team 5403 Roboboosters Inc - Robotic Programs Build Fund
  • Hatfield Elementary School - Hatfield STEM
  • Lawrence County 4-H Council - STEAM Sewing SPARK Club
  • NLCS VEX Robotics Teams - Gearing Up for Success
  • North Lawrence Career Center - Functional 3D Design Workshop for Children's Therapy
  • North Lawrence Career Center - STEM 3D Printer Camp
  • North Lawrence Career Center - STEM Discover Drone Programming Camp
  • Purdue Extension - Lawrence County - STEM Learning Kit
  • LC STEAM - STEAM Makerspaces

For information on how to help Lawrence County through the Lawrence County Community Foundation,
call Hope Flores at (812) 279-2215.

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