4 Maui Schools Receive Monsanto’s Science Education Fund Grants

July 17, 2017, 12:32 PM HST · Updated July 17, 12:54 PM
Nikki Schenfeld · 38 Comments

The Monsanto Hawai‘i Science Education fund awarded 10 grants totaling nearly $10,000 to Hawai‘i public schools and educational organizations around the state. Maui recipients included Lahainaluna High School, Maui High School, Moloka‘i Middle School and UH-Maui College.

Monsanto employees presented Maui High School’s science teacher Mitchell Wendorff with a check for the purchase of an ELMO video system to facilitate students’ learning in chemistry and physics classes. Pictured from left: Kai Paleyo, Wendorff, Eugenia Sitts, and Hayde Sim.
Photo by: Monsanto Hawaii

Established in 2005, the fund helps provide Hawai‘i 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.

Other recipients of the grant included Castle High School, Kaiser High School, Mililani Middle School and Waialua High and Intermediate School, all located on O‘ahu.

The fund went to support a variety of STEM-related programs such as: a plant propagation and growth research project, a Challenger Learning Center Hawai‘i experience, and equipment and supplies for agricultural sciences biology, chemistry, life science, anatomy and physiology classes.

To date, this program has awarded more than $248,000 in grant funds.

Monsanto’s grant program is available on O‘ahu, Maui and Moloka‘i where Monsanto 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 Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Applications can be downloaded online or by contacting any one of Monsanto’s farm stations on O‘ahu at 808-685-8371, Maui 808-891-8830 or Moloka‘i 808-553-5070.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.

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