Investing in Education


Unconventional Thinking in Teaching

Supporting unconventional thinkers.

At Marathon Oil, unconventional thinking means constantly looking for new ways to solve problems and deliver results. As part of our investment in building stronger communities through education, we want to support teachers who are bringing this same unconventional thinking to the classroom.

That’s why we’ve created a grant program to recognize and reward outstanding and innovative educators across the country.

Every year, we invite teachers to apply or be nominated by members of their community to receive a grant to support the purchase of classroom resources, such as books, activity/lab materials and technology, or personal professional development.

Our hope is that, through this program, we’ll increase teacher retention by demonstrating support for the people who are responsible for developing our next generation of leaders, or unconventional thinkers. We also hope to encourage collaboration by asking the winning teachers to share their innovative ideas with all the teachers who apply.

“As part of our strategic focus on education, we want to make sure we’re not only reaching students but also the teachers who are on the frontline of impacting and developing the next generation of unconventional thinkers. We want to show our support for those dedicated educators who have a passion for teaching and are committed to the students in the communities where we live and work.” - Lee M. Tillman, Chairman, President and CEO of Marathon Oil