Star Light LogoThe Operation Round Up Star Light Award is an educational grant program designed to provide support to teachers for the direct purpose of improving learning through a specific lesson and/or project in the classroom using innovative or creative techniques.

Eligibility: K-12 teachers in accredited public and private schools within the Baldwin EMC (BEMC) service area are eligible to apply. (Schools/teachers do not have to receive electricity from BEMC.)

Application: Applications will be accepted by mail or in person at any BEMC office location.

The deadline for 2022-2023 school applications has passed. Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be available in summer 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered, mailed back, or kept on file. Applications must be typed and adhere to assigned word limits. Additional paper may be used if necessary. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. All applications must be filled out completely and be accompanied by requested documentation for consideration.

Award(s): If approved, grant(s) will not exceed $1,000.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate how this specific project or lesson plan meets the following criteria:

Innovative, creative learning experiences for students (40 percent)
Clearly defined plan of implementation (30 percent)
Benefits and directly involves students (20 percent)
Involves teamwork (5 percent)
Provides an adequate budget summary (5 percent)

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