Students around the Country Benefit from Grants
ExxonMobil Education Alliance Program Gives $2 Million to Local Schools
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For the ninth year, the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program has provided grants to local schools across the nation. This year the tradition continues, with 4,000 $500 grants totaling $2 million being awarded to K-12 educational institutions in 43 states and the District of Columbia.
"ExxonMobil and our branded retailers have a long history of supporting local neighborhood schools and consider it a privilege to invest our time and resources in the communities where we do business," said Ben Soraci, U.S. Retail Sales Director, ExxonMobil Fuels Marketing.
Educational Alliance grants are to be used to enhance math and science programs. "We are very grateful to be the recipients of this grant. At Meyer Elementary School, we will be using the money to help implement our new math program to provide an enhancement to the core curriculum for our young learners," stated Ellen Schueling, Principal, Meyer Elementary School in Hondo, Texas.
ExxonMobil is a long-standing supporter of education programs around the world, particularly in the fields of math and science which are critical to success and innovation in the 21st century. Through numerous grant and scholarships programs, employee volunteers and matching gift programs, ExxonMobil seeks to help improve teaching and student performance in math and science at schools across the nation. Since 2000, the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program has contributed more than $17 million to local schools through its Exxon and Mobil retailers.
Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Released December 22, 2008