In 2023, ten public schools in Hawaii were honored with grants totaling more than $9,300 from the Bayer Fund-Hawaii Science Education Grant. The recipients of these grants included Ewa Makai Middle School, H.P. Baldwin High School, ʻĪao School, ʻIlima Intermediate School, Kaimukī Middle School, Kīhei Charter School, Lahaina Intermediate School, Lahainaluna High School, McKinley High School and other public schools serving students from intermediate grades through college for educational purposes related to science.
The funds awarded are designed to support various STEM-related activities. Some of the projects include a macro propagation project, drone building program, hydroponics project, community garden and the purchase of equipment and supplies for earth science, marine biology, life science and forensic science classes.
The Bayer Fund grant program was established in 2005 with the goal of providing Hawaiʻi public schools with additional tools and equipment to enhance science education. This initiative aims to encourage students to consider pursuing a career in the sciences in the future. The grant program is available two times a year and is open to public schools on the islands of Oʻahu, Maui and Molokaʻi where Bayer employees reside and work.
For more information on how to apply for the next funding period in 2024 or for further details about the grant program visit www.bayer.com/en/us/education