• FSHS Home Football - USD-234 is being presented a $10,000 grant check from Monsanto prior to gram

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    Name: FSHS Home Football - USD-234 is being presented a $10,000 grant check from Monsanto prior to gram
    Date: October 13, 2017
    Time: 6:45 PM - 6:45 PM CDT
    Event Description:
    FSHS Home Football Game

    Prior to the game, Fort Scott USD-234 is being award a grant check in the amount of $10,000 through America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, a program that helps farmers support their local rural public school districts.
    Since 2011, this Monsanto Fund program has given over 9 million dollars to rural school districts to enhance math and science education.
    Thanks to our farmer nominations and a top-notch application, Fort Scott will be able to us this grant to have the necessary equipment utilizing technology to support science in the classroom as well as getting non-fiction science reading materials for students to read. 

    Additional Background for Monsanto:
    • America's Farmers Grow Rural Education offers farmers the opportunity to nominate the rural public school districts to compete for a merit-based grant of $10,000 and $25,000
    • The program was established in 2011 and awards a total of $2.3 Million in grants to schools annually.
    • After a school district receives its first nomination, the Monsanto Fund will notify them and encourage them to design a project for the grant that enhances math and/or science education in their district. School districts are responsible for submitting a grant application.
    • Once all of the school district applications are submitted, a panel of math and science teacher from ineligible counties reviews each application and selects finalists. An advisory council composed of farmer-leaders then reviews and selects the winning grant applications from a pool of finalists. Grant applications are judged based on the merit of the application, need and community support. 

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