Teaching kids how to care for our state
The Students to Stewards grant program aims to enhance learning through STEAM and environmental conservation field trips. By expanding these opportunities for learning, students are able to explore potential careers in STEAM and gain a better understanding of the environment.
Applications are now open.
How we evaluate Students to Stewards Grant candidates
Students to Stewards Grants always meet the following criteria:
- The applying entity is a school with an overall financial need that teaches environmental or STEAM related programming.
- For purposes of this program, a school is determined to have a financial need if 50 percent or more of its full-time students receive free or reduced-price lunches.
- Schools submitting an application must indicate the specific intended use of the grant money and an estimate of how many students will be affected.
- All applications will be reviewed by the Alabama Power Foundation for adherence to the Students to Stewards guidelines. If time permits prior to the deadline, applicants will be notified if their grant applications must be modified. Applications submitted on the last day will not be able to be modified if there are problems.
- The project or program is designed to inspire students to take care of our environment or provide additional STEAM related learning opportunities.
How we’d like to see Students to Stewards Grants used
Students to Stewards grants, which are awarded up to $1,000 each, can be used for field trips to enhance environmental and STEAM related learning.
Examples of uses for Students to Stewards grants include:
- School field trips to environmental education centers, science museums, robotics competitions, art museum, nature centers, state parks, etc.
- Programming materials and supplies for schools hosting field trips with an environmental and STEAM focus.