grow-rural-school

spark a passion in stem one student at a time

School Applications are now open. Please see instructions below on how to submit an application.

Once a school district has received an invitation code, click the below link to begin the application process.  The link will take you to CyberGrants, the system used to collect district applications. 

Schools need to apply by April 15, 2019 to be eligible to compete for a $10,000 or $25,000 grant.

 

Need help with your application? Please join one of our information teleconference sessions listed below in the Grant Writing Information section.

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 1, 2019

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. Last year, we awarded 112 $10,000 grants and 47 $25,000 grants, so please consider if your math and/or science 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, 2019.

4

From May – June, grants submissions are reviewed by a panel of math and science teachers and finalists are announced by the end of June.

5

An advisory council, composed of farmer-leaders with an interest in agriculture and education, reviews each of the finalist applications and selects the winning school districts. Grant applications are judged based on the merit of the application, need and community support. The 2019 GRE Winners are announced in early August.

Grant Writing Information

For tips and tricks to writing a Grow Rural Education grant application, please see the resources below. To join one of the conference calls, you must register to participate by emailing your name and school district to AFGREQuestions@monsanto.com. Once you register, you will have the dial-in number and the Conference ID Number. You will need both for the call. 2019 Conference Calls are planned for the following dates and times:

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Information Sessions

  • Monday, February 11, 2019
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Central Time

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Central Time

  • Monday, April 1, 2019
    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central Time

You can also email your program-related questions to AFGREQuestions@monsanto.com. Application questions will be answered within two business days. We strongly encourage you to review the application and ask program-related questions well in advance of the deadline.

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  • 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

    The application window is open.

    Know a student who will contribute to the future of agriculture? Read more to learn about a $1,500 ag scholarship.

    Apply now