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Monsanto Education Fund Awards $12,000 to Hawaiʻi Schools

January 7, 2014, 1:36 PM HST
* Updated January 7, 3:34 PM
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Baldwin High School’s Robotics Team is one of the recipients of Monsanto Hawaii’s Science Education Fund. Baldwin High was a member of a three-team alliance that took first place at the FIRST Hawaii Regionals robotics competition in April 2013. Photo courtesy Monsanto Hawaiʻi.

Baldwin High School’s Robotics Team is one of the recipients of Monsanto Hawaii’s Science Education Fund. Baldwin High was a member of a three-team alliance that took first place at the FIRST Hawaii Regionals robotics competition in April 2013. Photo courtesy Monsanto Hawaiʻi.

By Wendy Osher

Fourteen Hawaiʻi public schools and educational organizations were recently awarded more than $12,000 in grants from the Monsanto Hawaiʻi Science Education Fund.

The fund was established by The Monsanto Fund, the not-for-profit philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, to support science education in Hawaii’s public schools.

The list of recipients included Hāna High & Elementary School, Hawaiʻi State Science Olympiad, HP Baldwin High School, ʻĪao Intermediate School, Kalākaua Middle School, Kapolei High School, King Kekaulike High School, Maui High School, Mililani Middle School, Moanalua High School, Molokaʻi High School, Pearl City High School, Radford High School and Waipahu High School.

The funds will support a variety of programs, including: robotics, renewable energy projects, a watershed service learning field trip, a composting project, and equipment and supplies for chemistry and science classes.

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The grant program is available on Oʻahu, Maui and Molokaʻi, communities where Monsanto employees live and work.

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The next round of applications are being accepted through Feb. 6, 2014, and are available online at www.monsanto.com/hawaii or by contacting any one of Monsanto’s farm stations on Oʻahu 808-685-8371, Maui 808-891-8830 or Molokaʻi 808-553-5070.

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