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Maryland Educators Reminded to Apply for Education Grants by September 19

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SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryland educators are reminded to apply for FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE) education grants for the 2014-2015 school year by September 19, 2014.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Classroom Grants of up to $500 will be awarded for creative, individual classroom projects for grades prekindergarten through 12.  The grants are available to educators and youth group leaders located in communities served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric operating companies, and in communities where the company has facilities or does business.

"We're proud to continue to support innovative classroom learning and promote professional development for educators in the STEM fields of study through our annual education grants," said Elaine Vincent, manager, Community Involvement for FirstEnergy. 

STEM grant applications must be submitted by September 19, 2014.  Visit www.firstenergycorp.com/STEM for additional information on grant criteria and to apply.

Grants will be awarded based on the recommendations of the FirstEnergy Education Advisory Council.  Winners will be notified by October 13, 2014.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.  Its generation subsidiaries currently control nearly 18,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro and other renewables.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

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