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Education Grants

ORAU is committed to K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in a number of ways, including Extreme Classroom Makeover, programs for K-12 students, and professional development for K-12 educators.

ORAU directly supports schools by offering education grants to educators in Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, Roane, and Scott counties. Educators in these counties are invited to submit proposals to fund STEM programs.

Funds are available for projects to be carried out during the 2023-24 school year. ORAU has $30,000 available to support this year’s Education Grants program.

Impact Areas

East Tennessee teachers, how can we help?

Since 2002, ORAU has funded more than $521,000 in grants to area schools for projects that support ORAU’s mission of enriching STEM education programs.

Previous grant recipients have purchased iPads, laptops, 3D printers, robotics kits, virtual reality headsets, and other technology to complement classroom instruction.

Projects are funded based on quality, educational enrichment, creativity, and available funds.

Rebekah Bozeman, winner of an ORAU Education Grant

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