Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund Grant accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for the Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund. This program is open to public schools serving students at the intermediate, high school and college grade levels on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Molokai.

Established in 2005, the fund helps to support programs, tools, supplies and equipment to enhance science education in public schools, and to encourage today’s students to consider a future career in the sciences.

Applications are accepted and reviewed twice a year. The application deadline for the next grant period is Sept. 25. Applications can be downloaded at www.monsantohawaii.com (click on “Community,” then “Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund”) or by contacting any one of Monsanto’s farm stations on Maui 891-8830 or Molokai (808) 553-5070.

During the last funding period, grants totaling nearly $6,000 were awarded to Lahainaluna High School, Castle High School, Ilima Intermediate School, Kahuku High & Intermediate School, McKinley High School and Pearl City High School. Funds went to support a variety of STEM-related programs, including scientific inquiry activities, an agri-science project, robotics, an aquaponic garden and agricultural program.

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Co., is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Co. employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.

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