Jones-Onslow EMC recently awarded 64 Bright Ideas Grants totaling just over $70,000 to local educators. These grants fund unique classroom learning projects that will benefit close to 23,000 students at 51 schools in Jones and Onslow Counties and the Topsail Area of Pender County.

Since the Bright Ideas Grant Program began in 1994, JOEMC has contributed close to $1.5 million to over 5,840 local educators and some 1,864projects in all disiplines. Since its inception, the Grants have touched the lives of more than 573,000 local students.

Bright Ideas grant applications are submitted each year starting in August, and an independent panel of judges select winning proposals through a competitive evaluation process.

For a list of this year’s grant recipients or more information about the Bright Ideas Grant Program, go to our Bright Ideas Page.