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Tech Grant Program Offers $1.4 Million for Classrooms

Tech Grant Program Offers $1.4 Million for Classrooms

CenturyLink has launched the Clarke M. Williams Foundation's Teachers and Technology Grant Program, with more than $1.4 million up for grabs to help bring technology into classrooms.

Launched in 2008, the program will award grants of up to $5,000 to full-time teachers of grades preK-12 to deploy innovative technology solutions in their classrooms. The program is open to teachers at public, private or charter schools within the company's residential service areas and its core corporate locations of Ouachita Parish, LA; Johnson County, KS; St. Louis County, MO; Tulsa County, OK, though applicants are not required to be CenturyLink customers.

Applications will be accepted now through January 12 and grants will be presented between April 1 and May 15.

"CenturyLink understands the importance of introducing young people to science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, concepts to better prepare them for successful careers and to build a pipeline of skilled employees for the future," said Kristy LaCroix, CenturyLink community relations manager, in a prepared statement. "STEM competencies help teach students to be critical thinkers, work through challenges, communicate and collaborate across real and perceived barriers, and solve complex problems. We love to see how teachers are using technology in their classrooms to engage their students in new ways and are excited to be able to offer this grant opportunity program again."

For more information, or to apply for a grant, visit

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