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Hawaii schools receive Science Education Fund grants

By Staff | Feb 14, 2019

Bayer employees present Lahainaluna High School science teacher Robert Tenison (center) with a check. Also pictured (from left) are Jester Divina, Mark Christian Juan, Nema Rabino and Loie Agustin. Grant funds will go toward the purchase of lab equipment to enable ninth grade physical science students to conduct scientific inquiry activities. PHOTO BY BAYER.

KUNIA, Hawaii – A total of 14 grants totaling over $13,000 were awarded to Hawaii public schools 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 Lahainaluna High School, Lokelani Intermediate, Highlands Intermediate School, Ilima Intermediate School, Kaimuki Middle School, Mililani High School, Pearl City High School, Waialua High & Intermediate School, and Waipahu High School.

Funds went to support a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs: a Geology/Earth Science Lab, robotics programs, and equipment and supplies to assist with physical science, geology, environmental/marine sciences, natural resources biotechnology and chemistry classes.

Established in 2005, the grant program helps provide Hawaii public schools with programs, tools, supplies and equipment to enhance science education in the schools, and encourages today’s students to consider a future career in the sciences.

To date, this program has awarded more than $261,000 in grant funds.

This grant program is available on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Molokai, where Bayer (formerly Monsanto Hawaii) employees live and work.

Public schools serving students in intermediate grades through college for educational purposes related to science are eligible to apply.

The next grant application deadline is Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Applications can be downloaded online at www.MonsantoHawaii.com or by calling 808-685-8371 (Oahu), 808-891-8830 (Maui), or 808-553-5070 (Molokai).

The Monsanto Fund is a not-for-profit organization that works to strengthen both farming/rural communities and the communities where Bayer employees live and work.

The Monsanto Fund has partnered with more than 6,000 schools and 12,000 organizations in 47 countries across six continents.

This work has led to over 15,000 community grants around the world that have improved educational resources, addressed critical needs and made millions of meals possible. Learn more at www.monsantofund.org.