BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) has awarded two $5k Education Grants in 2021 as a continuing show of support for renewable energy education. MEC is proud to support local educators’ efforts in going the extra mile by using innovative ideas to help local youth learn sustainable concepts. The SunWatts Education Grant program, otherwise known as the $5k Education Grant, is part of MEC’s commitment to our community and is funded through REST (Renewable Energy Standard Tariff) program. Funds from the grant will be used to teach students about sustainability through curriculums designed and implemented by the grant winners.
Educators Juvicel O. de Guzman of Colorado River Union High School District Academy and Lucinda Price of Young Scholar’s Academy were the recipients of this year’s $5k Education Grants.
“More than providing my students with a curriculum that will deepen their knowledge and understanding of renewable energy, particularly solar energy, I would like to use this opportunity to ensure that my students first receive equitable tools and access to their education” said grant winner, Juvicel O. de Guzman.
Mohave Electric typically presents one grant award yearly, but due to disruptions of in-person learning because of COVID-19, a grant was not awarded in 2020. Representatives from MEC delivered checks with congratulations to Guzman and Price.
“It is difficult to put into words how significant the impact will be from these funds. It is going to allow me to bring my 7-8 grade classroom STEM learning to the next level. Thank you so much to MEC for their generosity in providing us teachers this opportunity every year,” said grant winner, Lucinda Price.
Educators interested in applying for the grant in 2022 can look for the announcement on the website early next year. For other MEC programs, including the $200, classroom grants, please see the Community section.
Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,000 members, 42,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east. MEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.