Monsanto grants support science education here

A total of 14 Hawaii public schools and educational organizations were recently awarded more than $12,000 in grants from the Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund, a program established to support science education in Hawaii’s public schools.

Recipients included Hana High & Elementary School, Hawaii State Science Olympiad, Baldwin High School, Iao Intermediate School, King Kekaulike High School, Maui High School and Molokai High School.

Funds went to support a variety of programs including robotics, renewable energy projects, a watershed service learning field trip, a composting project and equipment and supplies for chemistry and science classes.

Monsanto’s grant program is available on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Molokai – where Monsanto employees live and work. Public schools serving students in intermediate grades through college are encouraged to apply for Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund grants.

Grant applications are accepted and reviewed twice a year. The next application deadline is Feb. 6. Applications can be downloaded at or by contacting Monsanto’s farm stations on Maui at 891-8830 or on Molokai at 553-5070.