Help Spread the Word for Grow Rural Education | America's Farmers

spark a passion in stem one student at a time

Applications Now Open!

Apply today for a grant in STEM education.

Igniting student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can help prepare students for future success in rewarding careers.

Helping school districts enhance curriculum in these areas is easy when you spread the word: Grow Rural Education sponsored by the Monsanto Fund awards schools approximately $2.3 million annually.

 

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:

Follow these steps to apply for a grant to enhance STEM education!

1

A farmer in your area nominates your school district, or you can ask farmers you know to nominate your district. One nomination is all you need to receive your invitation to apply, but more shows community support for your school district. Farmer nominations are accepted January 1 – April 2, 2018.

2

Your school receives an application invitation code via postcard. You may then choose to apply for a grant of either $10,000 or $25,000. Chances are strong that you will be competing with fewer schools for the $10,000 grant. Last year, we awarded approximately 138 $10,000 grants and 37 $25,000 grants, so please consider if your STEM departments would be able to put a $10,000 grant to good use.

3

Complete and submit your application using the CyberGrants website by April 15, 2018.

 

4

Schedule a Grow Rural Education
Information Session: 

GRANT WRITING INFORMATION

For tips and tricks to writing a Grow Rural Education grant application, please see the resources below:

When someone needs help, farmers answer the call. Every year, we endeavor to make it simple for farmers to lift up their communities through the America’s Farmers programs. 

I want to give back to my community with:

  • A donation to a local non-profit

    A nation of farmers.

    Counties that deserve a gift. $3 million furnished by the Monsanto Fund. Learn what farmers and Grow Communities is accomplishing.

    Enrollment begins August 1!
  • A grant to grow innovation in schools

    Nominations now open.

    Farmers, nominate a school district whose science, technology, engineering and math programs could use a boost. They could win $10,000 or even $25,000.

    Nominate now
  • A scholarship for a future ag student

    Grow Ag Leaders

    The next generation of great ag minds are ready to realize their dreams. They just need our support and a scholarship from Grow Ag Leaders.

    Applications open November 15!