WSTE offers grants to area schools

Published 4:07 am Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Washington-St. Tammany Electric Cooperative (WSTE) is proud to offer once again, the WSTE Mini-Grant Program. A maximum of nine grants of $500 each will be awarded to eligible K-12 classroom teachers in the Washington, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa parishes.

“WSTE recognizes that education goes beyond textbooks and classrooms,” said Coylean Schloegel, manager of marketing and economic development for WSTE. “We are proud to partner with the educational systems in an effort to further student knowledge. This program along with our other educational programs, such as the WSTE scholarship program, and ‘Newspapers in Education,’ impact the lives of our youth today, which will be the future of tomorrow. WSTE feels this is extremely important to the cooperative and the community.”

To be eligible for a WSTE grant, your school or your student’s residence must be served by WSTE. Interested K-12 teachers must submit a one-to-two page proposal describing what you and your students will investigate/purchase. Proposals should include the following:

  • A brief description of your parish and school.
  • Name, school address, school phone number and home address of participating teacher(s).
  • Grade level(s) and size of participating class(es).
  • A brief description of your project.
  • An estimated timeline for your project during the school year.
  • A brief estimate of expenditures totaling $500.

Those interested in applying for one of WSTE’s mini grants should submit a proposal by Jan. 12, 2018, to “Coylean Schloegel, WSTE Mini Grants, P.O. Box 697, Franklinton, LA 70438.”

Mini-grant winners must submit a final report, including a written account of their projects, with excerpts from student writing. These reports may be printed in WSTE’s “Louisiana Country” publication.

The proposals will be judged by the Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives in Baton Rouge and will be based on project feasibility, financial need, budget, plan outline, need of the students and appropriateness for age and grade level.