Davenport Energy Inc. recently awarded $25,000 in education grants from ExxonMobil to local schools.
The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers the opportunity to invest in the future of communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools.
Each year, ExxonMobil awards 4,400 Education Alliance grants to K-12 institutions across the country. Since 2000, the company has committed more than $40 million to the grant program.
Grants target math, science, and technology and can be used for films, speakers, or field trips to science centers; scholarships or awards to encourage academic or leadership excellence in mathematics or science; science fairs and parent-student events; and educational tools such as computers, math or science books, calculators and software.
Davenport Energy, an ExxonMobil-branded distributor, secured 50 educational grants totaling $25,000 on behalf of its Exxon and Mobil gas stations and convenience stores.
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Pittsylvania County schools receiving grants included Chatham High School, Dan River High School, Gretna High School, Tunstall High School, Chatham Middle School, Dan River Middle School, Chatham Elementary School, Twin Springs Elementary School, and Southside Elementary School.
Danville schools receiving grants included George Washington High School, Galileo Magnet School, Westover Christian Academy, and Sacred Heart School.
Chatham-based Davenport Energy supplies gasoline and diesel fuel to more than 200 convenience stores and service stations in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia.
Davenport Energy also delivers propane and fuel oil to more than 35,000 customers throughout the region.