This fall, Jones-Onslow celebrates 25 years of partnering with local educators and school systems by kicking off it’s Bright Ideas Grant Program.

JOEMC is searching for Bright Ideas grant applications from teachers and principals, grades K-12, in the 51 public schools in Jones and Onslow counties, as well as the Topsail area of Pender County.

The grants, which are awarded in any discipline, enable educators to help students learn through innovative scholastic projects that are not covered by regular school funds. Educators may apply for individual grants up to $500 or in teams for grants up to $2,000.

In the first 24 years JOEMC’s Bright Ideas Grant Program has awarded 1,647 grants totaling more than $1.2 million to over 5,000 educators. These funds have had a direct impact on the education of close to 457,500 students in our community schools.

“There’s no better investment than in our children because they are our future,” said JOEMC’s CEO Jeff Clark. “We are proud that we have been able to partner with our schools for Bright Ideas and look forward to working with them for many, many years.”

All grant applications must be submitted online to JOEMC by Friday, September 21, 2018. Bright Ideas grant recipients will be announced in the fall and honored at a special awards banquet.

Educators can get Bright Ideas grant information from their school principal or by click here.

Email your Bright Ideas application to JOEMC by Friday, September 7, 2018 and your name will be put in a drawing to win an Apple Ipad for your classroom.