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West Region STEM Grant Presentations

TVA invests in STEM education

TVA is once again ending the school year by recognizing teachers who help create interest in STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math — education.

TVA, in Partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Inc. (BVI), a TVA retiree organization annually awards STEM grants to develop science, technology, engineering, and math education projects, which in turn help spark student interest in STEM-related fields.

Teachers across TVA’s seven-state region applied for funding of up to $5,000 for projects, and this year 233 applications were selected. In TVA’s West Region footprint, which includes Memphis and all of West Tennessee along with our Mississippi service area, more than $200,000 in STEM grants were awarded. Since 2018, TVA and BVI have awarded nearly $2 million in STEM grants to support local education.

“TVA is committed to investing in our youth and through these grants we hope to engage the minds of the next generation of leaders and innovators in the STEM field,” said Gabe Franceschi, TVA director of Government and Community Relations for the West Region. “We are thankful to all the teachers, administrators, students, and local power company partners that make all of this possible.”

A full list of grant recipients, and information on how to apply for a future STEM grant can be found at

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Memphis STEM collage

Memphis STEM collage

Memphis STEM collage

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