Perry Harrison awarded STEM grant

Pittsboro, NC – Perry Harrison Elementary School has been awarded a grant of $2,500 from the Biogen Foundation’s Ignite the Power of STEM grant program, according to Freda Hicks, principal.

Freda Hicks, Taryn Gill, and Ronda Lemons

Freda Hicks, Taryn Gill, and Ronda Lemons

The grant will be used to purchase technology for students to solve real world problems using the engineering process. “This grant will allow students to continue to find creative ways to solve real world problems,” says Ms. Hicks.

The Biogen Foundation’s Ignite the Power of STEM grant program is administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation.

Perry Harrison Elementary School is a Pre-K through 5th grade elementary school in Chatham County.

The mission of the Biogen Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives and contribute to the vitality of the communities in which Biogen operates. The Biogen Foundation is committed to sparking a passion for science and discovery, supporting innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering an math) initiatives, and strengthening efforts to make science accessible to diverse populations. Visit the Foundation’s webpage for more information.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made $101 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $237 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 countries across the state, with an emphasis on rural areas.