Hawaii schools receive Monsanto’s Science Education Fund grants

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

Recipients included Hana High & Elementary School, Hawaii State Science Olympiad, H.P. Baldwin High School, Iao Intermediate School, Kalakaua Middle School, Kapolei High School, King Kekaulike High School, Maui High School, Mililani Middle School, Moanalua High School, Molokai High School, Pearl City High School, Radford High School and Waipahu High School.

Funds went to support a variety of programs including robotics; renewable energy projects; a watershed service learning fieldtrip; 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 for educational purposes related to science 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 February 6, 2014. Applications can be downloaded online at www.monsanto.com/hawaii or by contacting any one of Monsanto’s farm stations on Oahu 808-685-8371, Maui 808-891-8830 or Molokai 808-553-5070.

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