About BP A+ for Energy

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BP’s A+ for Energy program awards Alberta and Northwest Territories teachers grants up to $10,000 to help them bring energy education projects to life and teach students about energy and energy conservation in innovative and engaging ways.

BP believes energy education programs will allow future generations to understand the role energy plays in our world and apply this information to make more informed decisions about a sustainable energy future. Since 2007, BP has awarded millions in grants and educational materials to Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers for energy projects across all disciplines. BP is extremely proud of the impact A+ for Energy has made and continues to make with Alberta and Northwest Territories schools.

More than a grant 

Winning a BP A+ for Energy grant means more than just receiving funds. Winning teachers also get to attend a conference and gala celebration held in Canmore, Alberta in August. The conference is facilitated by Inside Education and includes workshops with energy experts and hands-on training with various energy education tools.

Inside Education

Inside Education is a charitable education society that works to empower Canadian teachers to inspire and engage young stewards by incorporating environmental and natural resource education into their classrooms. 

Since A+ for Energy began in 2007, Inside Education has been working alongside winning teachers to help give them valuable tools and resources that can be brought back to the classroom. 

How to apply 

  • Application Tips & Tricks: Start by visiting our "How to write a winning grant" page for great resources to use to develop a grant application that will stand out. 
  • Apply Online: All A+ for Energy grant applications are accepted through our online application system. The sections of the application follow the format of the A+ for Energy rubric.
  • Application Review Process: Once all project proposals are received, they go through an initial assessment by a panel of Alberta educators who use the A+ for Energy rubric to grade applications. The next phase is a safety review by BP experts. Finally, a panel of judges comprised of BP employees and community partners read the proposals. 

Key Dates

  • Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm: Deadline to submit applications
  • May 2017: Grant winners notified
  • August 22 to 24, 2017: Energy Education Conference and Awards Gala
  • September 2017: Grant cheques will be awarded in late September
  • Early 2018: Information about the 2018 program will be available.
  • October 2018: Final report submission for 2017 winners. 

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