In November 2023, Hawai’i public schools were honored with 10 grants totaling more than $9,300 from the Bayer Fund- Hawaiʻi Science Education Grant. The recipients of these grants included Ewa Makai Middle School, H.P. Baldwin High School, ʻĪao School, ʻIlima Intermediate School, ʻIlima Intermediate School, Kaimukī Middle School, Kīhei Charter School, Lahaina Intermediate School, Lahainaluna High School, and McKinley High School.
The funds awarded are designed 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. This grant program aims to provide Hawai’i public schools with additional tools and equipment to enhance science education and encourage students to consider pursuing a career in the sciences in the future.
The Bayer Fund grant program was established in 2005 with this goal in mind. It is available twice a year and is open to public schools on the islands of Oʻahu, Maui and Molokaʻi where Bayer employees reside 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 visit www.bayer.com/en/us/education