We support non-profits that inspire youth with E-STEM

E-STEM equips the next generation of engineers, scientists, business leaders, researchers, and inventors to confront big problems with real solutions

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The UL Innovative Education Award

A first-of-its-kind initiative designed to invest up to US $250,000 annually in environmental and STEM learning, sustainable communities, and youth empowerment.

How Do You E-STEM?

Engage students in learning about the Environment through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

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Application Overview

Applications open

Jan 23 - Mar 12, 2019

Who’s eligible?

Non-profit programs serving K-12 school age children in US and Canada with an organizational budget of $3 million or less.

Innovative programs must either:

  • Use environmental education to engage youth in STEM learning
  • Use STEM approaches to address environmental challenges

Total Prize Money Awarded


Winners receive:

  • $100,000 Grand Prize
  • Two $50,000 Tier Two Prizes
  • Two $25,000 Tier Three Prizes
  • Membership in the ULIEA network, a community of innovative and powerful leaders
  • UL Employees' Expertise
  • Volunteer hours and resources to support winning projects and organizations
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