Students around the Country Benefit from ExxonMobil Grants
ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program Contributes $1.8 Million to Local Schools
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program announced today it awarded $1.8 million in grants this year to 2,400 schools to enhance math and science programs across the United States. It is the 10th consecutive year for the program, which has provided grants to K-12 educational institutions in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
Local schools are eligible to apply for Educational Alliance grants by partnering with their nearby Exxon or Mobil branded retailer, the vast majority of which are independently owned and operated. Since 2000, the program has contributed more than $18 million to local schools through Exxon and Mobil retailers.
"We are excited to be the recipient of this grant. At Kishwaukee Elementary (Belvidere, IL), we will be using the money to purchase equipment for our 5th grade math students and science books for our library," said Debbie Anderson, Principal.
For the past decade, Educational Alliance grants have benefited students across the country. Tri-State Petroleum, an ExxonMobil fuel distributor in West Virginia has been a strong supporter since the program's inception. "It's really satisfying to help our local schools and make a real difference in communities where our stations are located. We are proud to be associated with Educational Alliance," said Colleen McGlinn, CEO of Tri-State Petroleum.
ExxonMobil is a long-standing supporter of math and science education, which includes a $125 million commitment to the National Math and Science Initiative in the United States. Other initiatives include partnerships with former astronauts Bernard Harris and Sally Ride to encourage students to study math and science, and the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, a partnership with PGA golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, which has equipped more than 2,000 teachers with innovative tools to inspire students in math and science.
About Exxon Mobil Corporation
ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world's growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world. Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2008, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $225 million in contributions worldwide of which more than $89 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil's community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.
Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Released December 30, 2009