CONSTELLATION ANNOUNCES 2012 E2 ENERGY GRANTS PROGRAM
August 12, 2012
BALTIMORE (Aug. 10, 2012) - Constellation today announced the kick-off of its 2012 E2 Energy to Educate Grants program, which provides funding opportunities for student projects enhancing the understanding of energy-related science and technology issues.
Students in grades six through 12 can apply for program grants up to $25,000; students in two- and four-year colleges can apply for up to $50,000. Applications are now being accepted, and the deadline for submissions is Oct. 1.
"Education and innovation are vital to achieving our nation's economic, energy and sustainability objectives," said Kenneth Cornew, president and CEO of Constellation. "The goal of our Energy to Educate grants is to inspire our nation's brightest young minds to explore and tackle critical energy challenges and opportunities."
In 2011, the program awarded more than $500,000 and reached nearly 26,000 students nationwide. The student projects included hands-on wind turbine design, electric and solar vehicle competitions, battery design, energy storage and many other topics.
To qualify for an E2 grant, a project must be located in an area where Constellation has a business interest, be team-oriented and reach a minimum of 100 students. Projects involving students in grades six through 12 must include a minimum of three partners, including at least one that is governed by a board of directors and designated a 501©(3) nonprofit organization.
Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and clean energy solutions for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation's family of retail businesses serves approximately 2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including three-fourths of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with 2020 revenues of approximately $33 billion, and more than 30,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation's cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn more at www.constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.
For more information contact:
Lawrence McDonnell, Constellation Communications