Congratulations Mini-Grant Recipients!

UCOR has awarded 38 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Education Mini-Grants for our 2022 Program. This year, UCOR funded 38 STEM projects in 28 regional schools for a total of $40,000.  (List of 2022 grant recipients.)

We are proud to support STEM projects with our annual program, which covers nine East Tennessee counties. Since 2012, UCOR has awarded grants totaling $270,000.

Grants are available for both traditional STEM classes, as well as for STEM-enhancing projects in all areas (English, social studies, music, etc.).

Following is information about the program. The application process opens in February each year.

Who can apply?

Mini-grants will go to K-12 teachers and schools in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Scott, and Union counties. All applications should focus on STEM-related activities.

More than one teacher from a school may submit an application, but the school principal must approve each one. Funding levels are:

  • Single classroom: $750
  • Multiple classrooms: $1,000
  • Entire school: $1,500


Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Project summary: description of the project and expected results.
  2. Learning outcomes: the top three learning objectives/curriculum concepts.

Grant winners will be selected and notified by Thursday, April 14, 2022.

Graphic: UCOR mini-grants logo


For more information about UCOR’s Education Mini-Grants Program, contact Shannon Potter, UCOR Community Outreach & Workforce Development Coordinator