At the end of August Nissan awarded grants to students in Mississippi totaling $89,360, providing them with opportunities for innovative learning and creative education projects. The Nissan/BankPlus Education Mini-Grant Program has existed since 2007 and has donated $560,000 over the last eight years.
Nissan’s grants are largely funding STEM programs, though programs on reading and creative writing are also included. Some of the money will be used to purchase robotics kits, lab supplies, and even the materials needed to put on a fourth-grade play. Students will have the opportunity to experience innovative teaching methods on the subjects of geometry, biology, and everyday math.
Nissan has always been focused on improving the education of young Americans, donating $11 million dollars in grants and scholarships since 2003. Jane Alexander, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, said, “We are so grateful that Nissan demonstrates its commitment to education with its financial support year after year.”