We are inspired to positively impact the world and our community.

We created the Piedmont Lithium Foundation – Power for Life, Inc. to help us make a difference in Gaston County – and wherever we plan to operate to focus on supporting local educational, community, and charitable initiatives   

STEM Education

As a science-based organization, we are committed to supporting the core pillars of a successful education: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We expect to award scholarships and grants to help further these learnings in our community.

Applications are now being considered for our 2024 scholarship program. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2024.

2024 Scholarship

Educational Grant

The Cherryville High School Education Foundation was the recipient of the inaugural gift from Power for Life. Our $10,000 donation is now furthering academic excellence in Cherryville High School.
two smiling people holding an educational grant check
John Chavis Middle School received approximately $6,000 from Power for Life to help build an outdoor classroom and learning laboratory to enhance education about plants, food, and agriculture.

Congratulations to Our 2023 North Carolina Scholarship Recipients!

Michael Jones

A Highland School of Technology graduate attending North Carolina State University

Riley Kiser

A Cherryville High School graduate attending Appalachian State University  


Ella Tynan

A South Point High School graduate attending Appalachian State University  


Organization Grant Funding

Grant funding is expected to be available for organizations to help support STEM-based learning programs and promote the betterment of our community. 

Organization Grant Application