CALLAWAY, Md. (Sept. 20, 2010)—Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, Calvert County, was awarded $9,900 by the Dominion corporation to study pollution using Geographic Information Systems and will conduct school-wide energy audits.
The Dominion Educational Grants Partnership Program helps schools strengthen the mathematics and science skills of students in grades K-12. The grants are made through The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources.
Dominion has awarded more than $326,000 in educational grants this year to 68 schools and institutions in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.
"This year's projects are exceptional and reflect both Dominion's focus on the environment and the future of energy," said William C. Hall Jr., a vice president of Dominion and president of The Dominion Foundation. "We are privileged to support these efforts and the work of the teachers who educate our youth."
The Foundation awards individual grants of up to $10,000. The company has awarded nearly $3 million in grants since the program began in 1996.
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,600 megawatts of generation. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system and serves retail energy customers in 12 states.