Katy, TX (December 14, 2016) The Katy ISD Education Foundation recently launched its fifth Inspiring Imagination teacher grant application process, which will fund Katy ISD teacher grants for the 2017-2018 school year. Community support for the grants is led by the Foundation’s Cornerstone Investor, BP America, Inc. This year, BP contributed $40,000 for S.T.E.M.-related teacher grants. “The Katy ISD Education Foundation’s partnership with BP represents the best of our community,” said Katy ISD Superintendent, Dr. Lance Hindt. “Our district is grateful to both BP and the Katy ISD Education Foundation for providing these opportunities for our teachers and students.”
BP’s three years of support for the Foundation has helped fifty different classroom projects all over Katy ISD, reaching multiple campuses, subject areas and grade levels. Projects have included GEMS Club (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) at Hayes Elementary, West Memorial Junior High’s Robotics Club and a library S.T.E.A.M. Makerspace project at Mayde Creek High School. “BP is pleased to continue its support of this outstanding program that provides Katy ISD teachers additional resources needed to further inspire their students,” said Marta Vasel, BP Vice President Strategic Cooperation. “This donation reaffirms BP’s commitment to S.T.E.M. education and to the communities in which we live and operate.”
In its first four years of operation, the Katy ISD Education Foundation has awarded more than $725,000 in grants to Katy ISD teachers across the district. All Katy ISD educators directly involved in classroom instruction are invited to apply for a grant. Applications are due April 4, 2017. To learn more, contact us at 281-396-6031 or visit www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org.
About the Katy ISD Education Foundation – The Katy ISD Education Foundation serves as a catalyst for extraordinary teachers to create extraordinary classroom experiences for their students. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit for which contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Over the past 10 years, BP has invested more than $90 billion in the U.S. – more than any other energy company. BP is a leading producer of oil and gas and produces enough energy annually to light nearly the entire country for a year. Employing about 14,000 people across the country, BP supports more than 130,000 additional jobs through all of its business activities.