Educational Programs

Educational programs

Dominion Energy maintains a substantial and diverse commitment to quality education. We believe high-quality education is the key component of economic growth. To help ensure a strong, successful education system, we are committed to providing the support needed to develop society's most valuable natural resource, our youth.

We partner with the educational community through mentoring initiatives, philanthropic support and other means to strengthen STEM competitiveness and help prepare students for tomorrow’s workplace.


Educational Grants

  • The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
    The Foundation has invested more than $30 million in education since 1985.
  • Environmental Education and Stewardship Grants
    The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation annually awards up to $1 million through a competitive environmental education and stewardship grants program. Eligible organizations include nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and public and private K-12 schools in communities served by Dominion Energy companies.
  • School- and Job-Readiness Programs
    At the discretion of philanthropy staff and Dominion Energy's Community Investment Boards, area grants may be made to help teens prepare for jobs or bridge to post-secondary programs in engineering, math, or science. Program support varies from year to year but often includes Junior Achievement and such organizations as Jobs for Virginia Graduates and Cleveland's Hard-Hatted Women.
  • Apply for a Grant
  • Grant Guidelines & Restrictions

Scholarships

  • Dominion Energy Careers in Energy at Three Rivers Community Technical College
    Supports promising candidates for the Nuclear Engineering Technology program at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, Connecticut, with up to 16 two-year scholarship awards per year, which includes tuition and fees, books, monthly stipend, and a summer internship assignment at Dominion Energy's Millstone Power Station.
  • Dominion Energy Credit Union Scholarship Program
    Provides educational funds for Dominion Energy Credit Union members who are graduating high school seniors enrolling as full-time students enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  • Combined College Funds
    In the states where Dominion Energy has a broad customer base, we support a variety of combined college funds – United Negro College Fund (UNCF) as well as statewide and regional foundations for independent colleges and community colleges.

Programs for Teachers & Students

  • Project Plant It!
    A program designed by Dominion Energy and honored by the Arbor Day Foundation, Project Plant It! is a community effort to educate children, plant trees and improve the environment. Each spring, thousands of students receive their very own tree seedling to plant in celebration of Arbor Day.
  • Strong Men & Women In Virginia History
    This program honors distinguished African-American leaders in Virginia, and features a student writing contest.
  • Strong Men & Women Teaching Guide
    The teaching guide provides activities for primary and secondary teaching levels along with lesson plans to go with suggested readings from the Strong Men & Women in Virginia History site (above).
  • Talks & Tours
    Learn about public tours offered at Dominion Energy's power stations and facilities. Also, company representatives can present topics to organizations, or give presentations to school groups.
  • Speakers Bureau Program
    Dominion Energy Virginia has an experienced group of employee volunteers specially trained to conduct free educational presentations to schools, community groups and civic organizations in its service area.