FirstEnergy offering 
education grants


AKRON — FirstEnergy Corp. is offering education grants of up to $500 for creative classroom projects planned for the 2013-14 school year.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Classroom grants are available to educators and youth group leaders in communities served by FirstEnergy companies.

“Our goals are to encourage innovative classroom learning in the STEM subjects," said Delores Jones, the company's manager of community initiatives. “The students who benefit from these programs could someday work at FirstEnergy as engineers, scientists, accountants, analysts, information technologists, and electricians.”

The application and more information are available at com-munity/ education/ educa tional_grants.html.