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Polar Communications Awards $4,050 in Grants to Area Schools

By January 15, 2021 No Comments

Polar Communications recently announced they have awarded 3 schools in their service territory $4,050 in Polar Technology Grants. Polar’s Technology Grant provides funding for PK-12 schools enabling the purchase of hardware, software, contracted services, and other technologies that target student achievement through technology integration. Applicants were required to submit their proposals including an overview of their project abstract, goals, narrative, and budget information. Accredited PK-12 schools in Polar’s service territory were eligible to apply. Polar Communications awards up to $5,000 per year with each grant not to exceed $2,500.

Schools winning the 2020-21 Polar Technology Grants were the following:
Lakota Public School – Coding: The More You Know Project – $1,250
Fordville-Lankin Public School – Windy Acres Energy Project – $2,500
Park River Area School – High School STEAM Aviation Unit Project – $1,800

This is the 13th year that Polar has provided this grant to schools they serve, totaling almost $60,000 given to enhance technology in the classroom. Polar is proud to invest in our schools and the community providing value for the future.

Photo 1: Secondary Principal Beau Snyder, Polar Board Member Lori Dahl, and Lakota Instructor Brandie Ulland.
Photo 2: Fordville Students and Polar Board Member Jon McMillan (center).
Photo 3: Polar Board Member Wes Welch and PRAS Instructor Brent Arendt.