We have updated our Bright Ideas Education Grant Program! Based on feedback from teachers, the application period has been changed to January through the end of February. Not only will this ensure that grant recipients are awarded their funds in time to prepare for the following school year but it also gives us the opportunity to recognize the winners during our Bright Ideas 5K celebration held in each year!
The Bright Ideas program supports innovative and effective classroom education curriculum that cannot be covered by traditional school financing. Individual teachers can apply for grants up to $1,000 while teams of teachers are eligible for grants up to $1,500.
Teachers in public and private schools, K-12 in Berkeley Electric Cooperative’s service area are eligible to participate. Grants are awarded for projects in any discipline and are intended to help teachers within Berkeley Electric Cooperative’s service area produce a better-educated workforce. The grants are designed to help teachers introduce innovative teaching methods.
Grants are awarded annually in a competitive evaluation process. Applications are now accepted January-February.
Applications closed (2023) Request More Info!
Congratulations to our 2023 Grant Winners
|Berkeley Elementary School||Lisa Racioppo|
|Berkeley Elementary School||Brittany Biletzskov|
|Berkeley High School||Will Cotton||Abbey Barnes|
|Berkeley-Dorchester Head Start||Abbey Mills|
|Cane Bay Middle School||Jodi Smith||Traci Hart||Nancy Bone|
|Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter||Crystal Herron|
|Charleston Collegiate School||Danielle Nasto||Campbell Bowers|
|Cross Elementary School||Maurice Lawrence|
|DuBose Middle School||Kristie Williams||Lanishia Perry|
|Fort Dorchester High School||Ellen Lundstrom||Brie Scott|
|Goose Creek High School||Melanie Dukes||Joanne Suzara|
|Goose Creek High School||Jenelie Vagutchay|
|H E Bonner Elementary School||Melissa Mills|
|Hanahan Elementary School||Anna Barrett|
|Haut Gap Middle School||Brett Sheridan|
|Haut Gaup Middle School||Robin Smith||Jamie Rubadou|
|Marrington Elementary School||Heide Wittchow|
|Mt. Zion Elementary||Kathy Ratcliffe||Rachel Adams|
|Philip Simmons High School||Daphne Foster|
|Pinehurst Elementary||Jennifer Primiano|
|Sangaree Elementary School||Dawn Frazier||Kim Weldon|
|Sangaree Middle School||Dr. Michelle Norwood|
|St. James Santee Middle School||Julie Sivell|
|Stratford High School||Kelsey Henson||Seth Hydrick|
|Stratford High School||Stella McCombs||Carl Calvert|
|Stratford High School||Sonya Marriott||Kevin Tamayo|
|The Island School||Heather Griffin|
|Westview Elementary School||Jennifer Beaver|
|Westview Primary||Victoria Wood||Dr. Annie Bailey|
|Whitesville Elementary School||Ann-Marie Cate||Michele Quick||Carolyn Davis|