Shell makes educational grants to qualified nonprofit groups, with special consideration given to requests from organizations in or near communities in the United States where Shell Oil Company has a major presence.
Grant requests related to education must focus on energy awareness with special publics. These include increasing interest in technical careers among students, and professional development in science and mathematics for educators. Funding is provided to support programs in kindergarten through grade 12 that are designed to boost students’ mathematics and science skills. Shell also funds projects at vocational and technical schools where chemical and refinery operators and technicians are trained. At the university level, Shell supports programs that aid engineering and geoscience students and departments. Of particular interest are programs in mathematics, science, and technology that engage women or girls and minority students, and within academic institutions that have ethnically diverse enrollments.
Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Each application must include a brief statement describing the program’s purpose, alignment to Shell guidelines, and quantifiable outcomes. Grants are made on a one-time basis. Groups that have previously received support from Shell may submit a new grant application but do not receive funding priority. Note that because of the volume of requests, Shell does not provide information on the status of grant applications. Applications must be submitted online.
Eligibility: Private, Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award: Awards vary
Deadline: Grant applications are accepted year-round.