MMI Preparatory School has received a grant that it will use toward new equipment for the school’s science and technology department.
MMI was nominated for the $1,000 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grant by Liberty Petroleum Distributors of New Milford. The grant funds are specifically designated for math or science departments. MMI plans to use the grant money to purchase a form scanner for its new 3D printer and the associated software.
ExxonMobil’s Educational Alliance Program awards millions of dollars in grants annually to schools to help enhance math and science education across the United States. Liberty Petroleum Distributors has been donating thousands of dollars to Northeastern Pennsylvania schools since 2007. In the fall of 2015, the company supported 14 schools with $11,000 from Educational Alliance funds.
V.K. Singh, a 2004 MMI graduate and vice president of operations for Liberty Petroleum Distributors, said, “Liberty Petroleum Distributors is proud to partner with ExxonMobil through the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant Program to help MMI students further their education and stimulate their growth in math and science. We hope grants like this guide more students to pursue a career in those fields.”
MMI Head of School Thomas G. Hood said, “We are grateful, once again, for the support we are receiving from Liberty Petroleum Distributors. These funds will allow us to purchase equipment that will enhance students’ learning at MMI.”
Liberty Petroleum Distributors and its affiliates are now involved in the operations of more than 22 retail travel centers, gas stations, and quick-service restaurants. Today, Liberty Petroleum Distributors also provides travelers with comfortable and affordable hotel accommodations. On the petroleum end, the company provides retail and wholesale distribution of Exxon, Mobil, and Sunoco branded petroleum products to transportation companies, travel plazas, and gas stations. Its retail services include operating numerous convenience stores, as well as Subway, Burger King, and Tim Horton's restaurants and tobacco stores throughout Pennsylvania. To learn more, visit www.liberty-petroleum.com.