BRPH to Award $6,000 in  Microgrants for K-12 STEAM Educators in Honor of 60th Anniversary

female teacher talking to studentsMELBOURNE, FLA. Feb. 19, 2024 – BRPH, a nationally ranked architecture, engineering and construction firm, announced today that it will award six $1,000 grants to K-12 educators who teach science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) in selected counties throughout Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The firm created the $6,000 microgrant program in celebration of its 60th anniversary to support educators and help instill a passion for STEAM learning among elementary and secondary students. The grants will be used to fund hands-on and immersive projects that educators might otherwise not have funds to execute. The contest is open to educators at private, public and charter schools.

To be eligible, educators must teach in one of the following counties/school districts:

  • Alabama: Madison County
  • Florida: Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties
  • Georgia: Atlanta public schools and Clay, Cobb, DeKalb, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton and Walton counties

Educators must complete the application form at by August 31, 2024, and provide the following information:

  • A detailed description of the proposed project with a clear explanation of how the project relates to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics curriculum.
  • An explanation of how the proposed project will provide hands-on, immersive lesson(s) to inspire students’ interest in STEAM topics.
  • A detailed budget and timeline to explain how and when the funds will be spent, as well as the total number of students impacted. Educators may request any amount up to $1,000.

Recipients of the grants will be announced in mid-September. See application for complete rules and requirements.

boy holding robotic car“BRPH has been providing architecture, design and engineering services for the education market throughout our 60-year history and we’re deeply invested in improving the lives of faculty, staff and students,” said Janie McDermott, vice president, CHRO and principal, BRPH Companies, Inc. “We are especially proud to support the hard-working teachers in the districts where we do business and to help inspire the next generation of STEAM scholars who will one day join us as architects, engineers and constructors.”

For the past three years, BRPH also has supported STEAM education initiatives through its Future Achievers Scholarship, a program designed to support minority graduate and undergraduate college students. This year, the firm will award $2,500 scholarships to four students. In 2022, the firm added a second scholarship program to honor its longest-running employee at his alma mater—the $5,000 Andy Miller Georgia Tech Scholarship. By the end of 2024, the firm will have awarded $42,000 in just three years to support education initiatives nationwide.

ABOUT BRPH – BRPH is a technically focused, creative AEC firm dedicated to solving clients’ most challenging problems through architecture, engineering, design, interior design, construction and mission solutions. The firm partners with mission-driven clients in the aerospace, defense, manufacturing, commercial, education, entertainment and hospitality markets to identify gaps in their program delivery, then plans, designs, manages and constructs facilities and solutions that get the job done – beautifully and intelligently. Founded in 1964 to support America’s space program, BRPH is consistently ranked among the nation’s top firms and has completed a wide range of projects across the United States and throughout the world. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, BRPH operates regional offices in Orlando, Boca Raton and Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta; Charleston, South Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Seattle; Phoenix and Palmdale, California. For more information, visit