PPL Foundation calls for nominations for STEM Educator Awards

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (September 1, 2023) – PPL Foundation invites the public to nominate a teacher for a STEM Educator Award, given through a competitive grant program that recognizes educators who engage students in science, technology, engineering and math.

“As an energy company, PPL is creating the utility of the future,” said Lissette Santana, chief operating officer of the PPL Foundation. “Supporting a strong foundation in education and STEM fields is critical to the success of today’s students and helps to create the highly skilled workforce of the future.”

PPL’s STEM Educator Awards recognize teachers who have demonstrated success in designing and facilitating STEM learning that engages the next generation of innovative thinkers. 

Winning teachers will receive funding for classroom supplies and professional development. One outstanding classroom science teacher (K-12) will receive $2,500 for classroom supplies and professional development. Three teachers, one from each level – elementary school, middle school and high school – will receive $1,500 for classroom supplies.

Each nominee/applicant for the PPL Foundation STEM Educator Award must be a full-time K-12 teacher, employed in a public school within PPL Electric Utilities’ service area in Pennsylvania and have at least three years of experience teaching. Educators may self-nominate by applying directly. Colleagues, students, parents or community members can submit nominations for this award by clicking here by Sept. 30. Teachers can apply directly here. Teacher applications are due Oct. 30.

To learn more, please visit the PPL Foundation’s educator grant page online.

About the PPL Foundation

The PPL Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization. Funded by PPL Corporation shareowners, the foundation was formed to support community initiatives in the areas served by PPL Corporation’s utilities. Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are engaged in innovative and groundbreaking work to create vibrant, sustainable communities; advance diversity, equity and inclusion; and support children’s success from cradle to career in both Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.


For further information: Lissette Santana, 610-774-5997