KIHEI - A total of 13 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 Iao Intermediate, Kihei Charter School, Lahainaluna High School, Maui High School, Molokai High School, Hawaii State Science Olympiad, James Campbell High School, Kapolei Middle School, Leilehua High School, McKinley High School, Moanalua High School, Nanakuli High & Intermediate School, and Waialua High & Intermediate School.
Funds went to support a variety of programs, including robotics, renewable energy projects and equipment and supplies for biology, chemistry and physical 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. Grants are awarded twice each year. The next application deadline is Oct. 6, 2013.
Applications are available online at www.monsanto.com/hawaii (click on the Community Programs link) or by calling 879-4074.