TULSA, Okla. (Aug. 1, 2022) – Twenty-one FFA chapters across Oklahoma are receiving a share of $40,000 in American Electric Power Foundation FFA STEM After-School Grants.
The AEP Foundation is the charitable arm of American Electric Power, parent company of Tulsa-based electric provider, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO). This unique grant program reflects the strong alignment between PSO, the AEP Foundation and the Oklahoma FFA Foundation in providing students the opportunity to learn and grow in STEM-related fields.
Funded grants included projects in beekeeping, drones in agriculture, and an artificial intelligence cattle simulator.
Grants ranging from $825 to $2,500, were awarded to FFA chapters in Atoka, Barnsdall, Caney Valley, Clayton, Dewey, Fletcher, Fort Cobb, Hammon, Hobart, Ketchum, Kiowa/Savanna, Oologah/Inola, Quinton, Snyder/Frederick, Soper, Stigler, Wapanucka and Wister.
Priority was given to applications that would benefit more than one chapter and that were sustainable over multiple years.
“This partnership with FFA will bring meaningful, hands-on, STEM programs to Oklahoma students,” said PSO Vice President of External Affairs Tiffini Jackson. “These grants emphasize real-world skills that can help propel these students into a rewarding future.”
PSO Corporate Communications