Appalachian Power awards $13K in grants to educators in Virginia, West Virginia


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WFXR) – Appalachian Power has awarded more than $13,000 in Teacher Vision Grants to educators in Virginia.

The AEP Teacher Vision Grants are meant to enrich the classrooms of teachers in Virginia and West Virginia.

Grants are distributed in amounts ranging from $100 to $500.

“These grants are designed to reward the talents and creativity of pre-K through grade 12 educators devoted to motivating youth to think creatively, to step into leadership roles and to address the challenges of the future.”

Chris Beam, Appalachian Power President & COO

Educators of grades pre-K through 12 who live or teach in Appalachian Power’s service area are eligible to apply for the grants which can be used to buy equipment, curriculum materials or to provide field trip transportation.

In Virginia, a total of $7,800 was awarded to these 12 schools:

  • Blacksburg High School
  • Forest Middle School
  • Fort Blackmore Primary
  • Gate City High School
  • Grayson County Career and Technical Center
  • Grayson County High School
  • Honaker Elementary/Middle School
  • Pulaski Middle School
  • Lebanon Middle School
  • Montvale Elementary School
  • Roanoke Minnick School
  • Tazewell Elementary School

In West Virginia, a total of $5,400 was awarded to these seven schools:

  • Ballard Christian School
  • Beale Elementary School
  • Gateway Achievement Center Middle School
  • Hometown Elementary School
  • Kings Daughters Child Care ELF Center
  • Moundsville Middle School
  • Washington Lands Elementary School

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