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Duke Energy awards $50,000


The N.C. Museum of History announces that Duke Energy Education Travel Grants will be available this fall to help cover part of transportation costs to the museum for public schools in central and eastern North Carolina. The travel grants are made possible by a $50,000 investment from Duke Energy through the Duke Energy Foundation.

In addition to transportation grants, Duke Energy will award 100 tuition-free, online professional development workshops for classroom teachers across North Carolina. The museum offers eight different online courses throughout the year, and North Carolina educators can earn up to 40 contact hours of continuing education credits for each class completed. For details about class topics, go to and click “Learn.”

“These grants provide students an opportunity to explore the history of our great state and bring their classroom studies to life,” said Paul Newton, Duke Energy’s state president – North Carolina.

To request an application for a travel grant or an online workshop, e-mail Kate Betka at or call 919-807-7984Apply early to ensure a better chance of receiving a grant or a free workshop. All applications must be received by Dec. 1, 2014.

The Duke Energy Education Travel Grants focus on 35 North Carolina counties, andTitle I public schools, Title VII American Indian schools, and other schools with a high percentage of low-income or at-risk students have priority. Counties included in the travel grants are: Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Caswell, Chatham, Columbus, Craven,Cumberland, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke,Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Person, Pitt,Robeson, Sampson, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne and Wilson.

For information about the N.C Museum of History, a Smithsonian-affiliated museum call:


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