In 2023, public schools in Hawaii received $9,300 in grants from the Bayer Fund-Hawaii Science Education Grant. The recipients of these grants included Ewa Makai Middle School, H.P. Baldwin High School, Iao School, Ilima Intermediate School, Kaimukii Middle School, Kiehei Charter School, Lahaina Intermediate School, Lahainaluna High School, and McKinley High School. The funds were awarded to support various STEM-related activities such as 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 Hawai’i public schools with additional tools and resources to enhance science education. This initiative aims to inspire students to pursue careers in the sciences in the future. The grant program is available twice a year and is open to public schools on Oahu, Maui and Molokai where Bayer employees live and work. Public schools serving students from intermediate grades through college for educational purposes related to science are eligible to apply for the grant.
For more information on how to apply for the next funding period in 2024 or any other queries about the program can be accessed on www.bayer.com/en/us/education