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MHS Student Receives Monsanto Scholarship

Monsanto Hawaii News Release

Sixteen Hawaii students were selected to receive the Monsanto Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship or Hawaii Agricultural Scholarship, collectively earning a total of $20,000 to further their college educations. LesleyAnn Escobar of Molokai High School was one of ten students awarded $1,000 each for the Monsanto Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship. LesleyAnn plans to pursue a BS in Biology at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.

LeslieAnn Escobar

LesleyAnn Escobar

This award is open to students of all public and private high schools statewide who graduate in good standing and will be attending an accredited college or university to pursue a post-secondary education in a discipline related to the life sciences.

Full-time students enrolled at an accredited college or university other than the University of Hawaii at Manoa or Oregon State University, and pursuing a degree in an agricultural science program or related discipline are eligible to apply for Monsanto’s Hawaii Agricultural Scholarship. Monsanto offers a separate scholarship to students pursuing a degree in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (CTAHR) or pursuing an Agricultural Sciences or Science degree at Oregon State University.

Six students received a total of $10,000 from Monsanto’s Hawaii Agricultural Scholarship.

“Monsanto believes in the power of education for a bright future,” said Alan Takemoto, community affairs manager for Monsanto Hawaii. “We consider it a privilege to be able to support the academic efforts of these promising young minds as they pursue higher education.”

Applications for the Monsanto Hawaii Life Sciences Scholarship and Monsanto Hawaii Agricultural Scholarship can be downloaded online at monsanto.com/hawaii or call 808-685-8664.

Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world’s natural resources such as water and energy. To learn more about our business in Hawaii and our commitments, please visit monsanto.com/Hawaii.


2 Responses to “MHS Student Receives Monsanto Scholarship”

  1. kalaniua ritte says:

    monsantos $$$ is no different than drug $$$$.they make it by poisoning people here an around the world an by sueing innocent farmers.seeing them at Relay For Life is like having the local batu dealer sponser a D.A.R.E program.

  2. kalaniua ritte says:

    …if they like help fight cancer,stop spraying tons of pesticides that cause cancer an label their products so we dont have to eat their crap

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