CEMC area schools receive $44,500 in TVA STEM grants


Ten schools from CEMC’s service area were recently awarded grants from the Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers, Inc., a TVA retiree organization, to develop science, technology, engineering, and math education projects to help spark student interest in future careers in STEM-related fields.

Teachers across TVA’s seven-state region applied for funding of up to $5,000 for projects, and 233 applications were selected.

Portland Gateview Elementary School

Schools that are awarded grants must receive their power from a local power company served by TVA. Receiving STEM Grants from CEMC’s service area in 2022 were:

  • Ashland City Elementary School — $5,000
  • East Montgomery Elementary School  — $5,000
  • East Robertson Elementary School — $5,000
  • Oakmont Elementary School — $5,000
  • Portland Gateview Elementary School — $3,500
  • Portland West Middle School — $5,000
  • Sango Elementary School — $2,500
  • Stewart County High School — $5,000
  • Sycamore High School — $5,000
  • Station Camp High School — $3,500

“TVA is committed to supporting STEM education to help develop today’s students into tomorrow’s engineers, scientists and IT professionals,” said Jeannette Mills, TVA executive vice president and chief external relations officer. “It’s inspiring to be able to contribute to the innovators of the next generation.”

East Montgomery Elementary School

Since 2018, TVA and BVI have awarded nearly $2 million in STEM grants to support local education.

A full list of grant recipients, and information on how to apply for a future STEM grant can be found at www.tvastem.com.