FARMER NOMINATIONS TO GRANT PROGRAM IN TEXAS HELP DRIVE STUDENTS’
INTEREST AND TEST SCORES IN SCIENCE AND MATH
The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program is back, and eligible Briscoe County farmers can now nominate local public schools for the chance to win $10,000 and $25,000 grants to enhance their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.
The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will award approximately $2.3 million in 2017 to deserving school districts – giving famers the opportunity to make a difference in their community and contribute to local students’ success. Since the program began in 2011, it has awarded more than $11 million to schools in rural America.
Farmers can nominate their school district from now through April 1, 2017.
Briscoe County farmers can nominate eligible public school districts online at www.GrowRuralEducation.com or by calling 1-877-267-3332 toll-free.
The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, Partners with Farmers to Make a Difference in their Local Communities by Nominating Rural Schools for $2.3 Million in Grants for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education
- From January 1 to April 1, 2017, Briscoe County farmers can nominate local public school districts to apply for $10,000 and $25,000 grants to enhance STEM programs.
- Past winning programs have helped purchase a 3-D printer so students could produce a prosthetic arm for an Illinois farmer, continue a remote-operated-vehicle science program and build a livestock learning laboratory on a high school campus.
- Since the Grow Rural Education program began in 2011, the program has awarded more than $11 million in grants to rural public schools, including more than $595,000 in Texas.