Four County

Bright Ideas Grant Program

Four County is always looking for ways to help improve the communities we serve. That’s why we participate in NC Bright Ideas. This grant-awarding program is a unique opportunity for local teachers to receive up to $2,000 for innovative teaching ideas.

Co-sponsored by the N.C. Association of Electric Cooperatives, the grants are available to teachers in area schools for projects that traditional school money does not cover. All of North Carolina's 26 electric Cooperatives participate in the program and to date, the Bright Ideas grant program has awarded more than $11.5 million in grant money to teachers throughout the state to sponsor more than 11,000 projects benefiting more than 2.2 million North Carolina students.

Since Bright Ideas originated in 1994, Four County has contributed more than $435,888 to local teachers.

Bright Ideas grant applications are collected each year through mid-September, and winning proposals are selected in a competitive evaluation process by a panel of judges. North Carolina K-12 teachers may apply now at www.ncbrightideas.com.

Four County EMC serves over 32,500 members in Bladen, Duplin, Pender, Sampson, Columbus and Onslow counties.

Like Four County's Facebook page "Four County Electric Membership Corporation" to receive local updates. Also, you can follow "Bright Ideas Education Grant Program" on Facebook to receive updated news about the program. 

If you have questions about Four County EMC's Bright Ideas Grant program contact Gay Johnson at gayjohnson@fourcty.org or call (910) 259-1834 for more information.


2018-2019 Bright Ideas Grant Winners

2018-2019 Bright Ideas Grant Winners
2018-2019 Bright Ideas Grant Winners

The winning teachers are listed by respective county, along with the amount of funds they received (listed in order of teacher who submitted grant, school, project name and the amount awarded):

 


Bladen County

Teacher

School

Grant Title

Amount

Ron Warren

East Bladen High

Pendulum Design Painting

$1,950

Dana Mills

West Bladen High

West Bladen Arboretum

$2,000

 

Sabrina Sasser

Dublin Elementary

Lego Land! STEM Activities Develop Character and Communication Skills in 21st Century Learners

$1,235


Duplin County

 

Teacher

School

Grant Title

Amount

Britani Becher

Chinquapin Elementary

Force and Motion Fridays

$1,056

Rebecca Brown

Chinquapin Elementary

Baffling Lock Quandary

$741

 

Shanique M. Sewer

Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary

Math + Art = STEAM

$1,891

Sulnora S. Oluyemi

Wallace Elementary

Mud is Magnificent

$1,415


Pender County

Teacher

School

Grant Title

Amount

Chris Wirszyla

Cape Fear Elementary

I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen, For Green Screen

$1,285

Elaine Linke

Penderlea

Middle School Microscopes

$925

Jared Pinkston

Pender High

Bring Pender County Robotics to Deep Space

$2,000

Tara Hulsey

Cape Fear Middle

Nitty Gritty Science

$840

Jessica Croson

Heide Trask HS

Digging for Answers

$714


Sampson County

Teacher

School

Grant Title

Amount

Dan Chabot

Union HS

Best in Show

$2,000

Caren Long

Union Intermediate

Science is SEW Electrifying!

$456



© 2018 Four County Electric Membership Corporation
Four County Electric Membership Corp. 1822 NC Hwy. 53 West, Burgaw, NC 28425 (T) 888.368.7289 (F) 910.259.1860
Site Developed by G&T Communications