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AT&T grants $28K to USVI nonprofit to promote STEM

The company will announce commencement of wireless roaming availability and pricing for AT&T customers visiting Cuba at a later date, it said in a statement.For the second consecutive year, AT&T is awarding $28,000 to the Community Foundation of the U.S. Virgin Islands to provide local teacher grants in the 2016-2017 school year to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the territory.

The U.S. Virgin Islands AT&T STEM scholarships will range from $250 to $5,000 and are open to professionals in the USVI public school system to implement an innovative project in the classroom or school.

Funding is awarded on a competitive basis for projects that seek to improve student achievement in STEM fields, with priority given to proposals where students are directly involved in the project.

Project descriptions should be clear and well organized and a realistic budget must be provided. Activities should improve student learning and outcomes should be measurable and substantive.

“We know that industries engaged in STEM disciplines will create a majority of high-value, high-wage jobs and within ten years, almost nine out of ten new jobs will require education beyond a high school degree.” stated Joe York, AT&T President Florida, Puerto Rico & USVI.

“AT&T and our employees have a commitment that is deeply rooted in our culture to strengthening communities by advancing education opportunities.  An educated workforce is critical to the future success of the U.S. Virgin Islands, our nation and the success of our company as well,” he said.

Applications for the 2016 U.S. Virgin Islands AT&T STEM Grants are available now and can be submitted through cfvi.fluidreview.com.

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