Are you an outstanding first-year teacher in Georgia? If so, we want to hear from you!
Georgia Power recognizes first-year teachers through the New Teacher Assistance Grants program. The grants provide teachers with funds to purchase classroom supplies.
To be eligible, you must be a public school teacher and a graduate of a state-approved teaching program at one of Georgia's public four-year colleges and universities. Winners receive a $1,000 grant, which they can use to purchase materials and supplies for their classrooms.
At Georgia Power, we highly value education, which is why we have awarded over 200 new-teacher grants across the state since 2004. Candidates are submitted by deans of the state's public teacher colleges. A committee that includes executive directors of education-related organizations and Georgia Power representatives selects the winners.
In order to obtain the strongest pool of applicants, we send letters to Georgia's public four-year colleges and universities that have state-approved teacher education programs. They are asked to recommend up to 10 candidates, five male and five female. To be considered, all candidates must be in the top 25 percent of their class academically, possess a strong aptitude for teaching, and be recommended by education faculty members. Family members of officers or directors of Georgia Power are not eligible for the grant.
Georgia Power believes that education is the key to creating and sustaining a strong workforce. We work closely with educators to help students and teachers in the classroom through a variety of initiatives and programs.
In addition to the New Teacher Assistance Grants program, we offer other grants for teachers and students. For more information, please contact the Georgia Power Foundation by email or by calling 404-506-6784.