Applications are now being accepted for the Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund. This Monsanto Fund grant program is open to public schools serving students at the intermediate, high school and college grade levels on the islands of Maui, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai.
Established in 2005, the Fund helps provide Hawaii public schools with programs, tools, supplies and equipment to enhance science education in the schools, and encourage today’s students to consider a future career in the sciences.
Monsanto’s recent round of grants supported a wide variety of educational endeavors such as alternative energy solutions, forensic studies, biotechnology studies, an aquaponics facility, solar powered cars, hydroponic lab, robotics competitions, and supplies and equipment for courses in chemistry, biology, and agriculture.
"As a company dedicated to scientific research, we’re proud to be able to support the educators who empower our students with science and technology skills," said Paul Koehler, scientific and community affairs manager for Monsanto Hawaii. "It’s gratifying to see the range of projects and the commitment by Hawaii’s educators to continue these worthwhile programs despite the tough economic times."
Applications can be downloaded online at www.monsanto.com/hawaii or by contacting any one of Monsanto’s farm stations on Maui 808-879-4074; Molokai 808-553-5070; Kauai 808-335-5712; and Oahu 808-690-8054.
Applications are accepted and reviewed twice a year. Upcoming deadlines to receive applications are October 6, 2009, and February 20, 2010.
The Monsanto Fund is a philanthropic organization that contributes to a wide variety of charitable and non-profit endeavors world-wide.