Carroll EMC Awards 2017 Bright Ideas Grants

Carroll EMC Awards 2017 Bright Ideas Grants


Carroll EMC recently awarded grants to local educators to fund creative and innovative educational projects for students in their classrooms. Grants of up to $1,000 were awarded to public school teachers, teaching grades Pre-K – 12, for projects in any subject.

Bright Ideas grants are funded through the donations of Carroll EMC Members who participate in Operation Round Up®, a program where Members elect to “round-up” their electric bills to the nearest dollar. The program is overseen by Carroll EMC Foundation trustees and funds a variety of community service projects including Bright Ideas, student scholarships, and many health and human services programs.

For 2017, 98 grants were awarded, totaling $76,438. These grants will help 98 teachers in 36 schools and will affect hundreds of children in our communities.

Included in this funding cycle were:

  • Paulding County High School
    • Marc Pedersen
    • Tricia Pedersen
  • South Paulding High School
    • Melanie Buchanan
    • Leann Weaver
  • Union Elementary
    • Katie Matthews

Applications for 2018 will be accepted beginning July 1 and can only be submitted via the cooperative’s website,

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