The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics Foundation (GSSM-F) recently received a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund’s 2017 Site Grant Initiative in support of GSSM’s GoSciTech residential summer camp for rising 8-10th graders.
Monsanto’s investment makes scholarships and financial aid possible for students from across the state attending GoSciTech, which is offered for up to four weeks each summer on the School’s Hartsville campus. GoSciTech provides 30 different STEM courses to choose from including opportunities to explore pre-med, anatomy, engineering and video game development.
“We are incredibly grateful for this generous investment from Monsanto,” said Kim Bowman, CEO, GSSM Foundation and EVP Strategic Direction, GSSM. “With their support, GSSM is able to reach more students statewide, as well as spread our unmatched STEM impact through a quality summer experience.”
GSSM previously received a Monsanto Fund site grant in 2015 for its statewide satellite summer camps, CREATEng and iTEAMS Xtreme.
“We’re very honored to be able to support GSSM with this Monsanto Fund Grant. Through the GoSciTech program, GSSM exposes many students in South Carolina to excellent programs in science and math and provide challenging and life-changing experience to many students who would otherwise not have those opportunities,” said Dawn Fraser, Commercial Development Breeder for Monsanto located at the Hartsville, SC site. “Having these types of opportunities can enable a life-long love of science and math and help to shape the future paths of these students so that they move into STEM related careers.”
This year, the Monsanto Fund awarded more than $1.4 million to nonprofit organizations through its site grant initiative to help address essential needs in rural communities. Nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $7.5 million through this program over the last five years.
About Monsanto Fund
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org.