Named and Directed Grant Programs
Cornerstone Investors have the unique opportunity to stand at the intersection of our community and its educators providing the sound starting place from which generations will benefit. Even more, our
Cornerstone Investors raise the sights of our entire community as we unite people and companies with big hearts and a big belief in the teachers and children of Katy ISD to provide unprecedented opportunities for both.
BP joined the Katy ISD Education Foundation in 2013 as the first Cornerstone Investor when it pledged $50,000 to establish the
BP STEM Grant Program. Through it, BP empowers Katy ISD teachers to create instructional initiatives that affect the impact of science, technology, engineering and math instruction in K-12 classrooms. In the last six years, BP has invested more than $250,000 in Katy ISD classrooms. BP's STEM Grant Program has fueled more than 68 different classroom projects across Katy ISD, reaching multiple campuses, subject areas and grade levels. The grant also includes continuation of BP's longstanding support of the FIRST Robotics Program at Cinco Ranch High School.
BP STEM grants are administered as part of our
Inspiring Imagination grant program. All grants, which must be applied for annually, are implemented for one school year.
2019-2020 BP S.T.E.M. Grant Recipients
Kathy Counterman, Bekah Swick, Darlene Fritchie
Citizen Scientists: Weather Station
Katy High School
Pocket Prairie Plants
Rhonda Burrough, Kelly Knight
Katy Junior High
Where's the Dirt???
Jennifer LeBlanc, Sara Szymanski
Close the Refrigerator Door!!!
Barbara Smith, Amanda Conroy, Susan Hayes, Sara Szymanski, Jamie Prigmore
On Board with Board Books
Michelle Teinert, Tanda Stone, Anita Rodriguez, Elba Gonzalez, Arkesha Williams
Science on the Go - Thinking Outside the Classroom
Stacey Stokes, Monica Wascom, Kimberly McKinney
Tompkins High School
Student Centered STEM Investigations
Jason Daigle, Waylan Walton, Tina Vu
Full STEAM Ahead: Creating Sound Stories
Christen Jones, Marianne Wise, Kendra Sherman