Since 2010, the Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union SIMPLY SMART Foundation has carried out the Credit Union's core philosophy of People Helping People. The Foundation partners with schools to provide resources and support for classroom needs and projects.
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"On behalf of Dobyns-Bennett Robotics Team, we want to extend our thanks for your support and grant of $1,500.00. Through your grant opportunity, you are not only helping the team to build a robot and travel to competitions, but you are also supporting real-world, hands-on opportunities for young people to develop their creative skills and discover how complex electromechanical systems work."
Dobyns-Bennett Robotics Team, Dobyns-Bennett High School
"Thank you so much for coming to deliver the grant. I really appreciate the goodies and plaque. Thank you for supporting education."
Libby Hess, Greenback High School
"Heritage High School Career & Technical Education Automotive Collision Repair program would like to thank you for helping us receive the Simply Smart Grant for $1,500.00. We purchased a Maxi-Multiple Pull Resistance Welder and used it to teach students industry practices of mending automobiles in a modern learning environment."
Randy Byrd, Heritage High School
"The grant money was used to purchase items for flexible seating in the classroom. The students are really enjoying having different options for seating. They are able to focus more and have adequate room for their work."
Rachel Acuff, Morristown East High School
"With the purchase of five iPad minis, more students are able to individually practice and reinforce their mathematical skills on a daily basis. Students can checkout iPads so they can work on their skills from home. The greatest part of receiving the grant is the technology will continue to benefit each of the students at Karns High School as the iPad minis are sustainable for years to come."
Joann LaPointe, Karns High School
Eligibility Criteria: (1) Employed full-time as an educator at an eligible public high school, (2) Intends to continue teaching in the consecutive school year, and (3) Project grant funds may be used for registration fees, but not for transportation. Recipients of the last year's Simply Smart Grant are not eligible to apply for this school year. However, any other educator from the school may apply.