Monsanto Academic Freedom Program to Benefit Entomology Students

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As part of its initiative to support students in the pursuit of their scientific careers, Monsanto has donated $45,750 to the Entomological Society of America (ESA) for a student scholarship and awards program for 2013 and 2014.

"On behalf of ESA's 1,400+ student members, I'd like to thank Monsanto," said Carey Minteer, Chair of the ESA Student Affairs Committee. "These funds will go a long way towards supporting entomology students and their research."

As part of its initiative to support students in the pursuit of their scientific careers, Monsanto has donated $45,750 to the Entomological Society of America (ESA) for a student scholarship and awards program for 2013 and 2014.

The Monsanto Research Grant Award will award five recipients $7,320 each and will be awarded to outstanding students to support their research activities. The purpose of this grant is to provide research funds to ESA student members who are undertaking research projects. This grant may be used for salaries, equipment, supplies, or travel to initiate, accelerate, augment, or expand a research project. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.entsoc.org/awards/monsanto-research-grant-award.

The Monsanto Student Travel Award will award five ESA student members $1,830 each to defray costs when traveling to academic meetings. The purpose of this award is to promote interest in entomology at the graduate level and to stimulate interest in attending ESA's Annual Meeting. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.entsoc.org/awards/monsanto-student-travel-award.

"We are very pleased and grateful that Monsanto has chosen to donate these funds for entomology students," said ESA President Rob Wiedenmann. "Entomological research is necessary to ensure the future success of American science and agriculture, and Monsanto's donation will provide benefits to the next generation of entomologists."

"On behalf of ESA's 1,400+ student members, I'd like to thank Monsanto," said Carey Minteer, Chair of the ESA Student Affairs Committee. "These funds will go a long way towards supporting entomology students and their research."

Winners of the Monsanto Research Grant Award and the Student Travel Award will receive their cash prizes at Entomology 2013, the 61st ESA Annual Meeting, which will be held in Austin, Texas, from November 10-13, 2013. For more information, visit http://www.entsoc.org/entomology2013.

The Entomological Society of America is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has more than 6,500 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, and hobbyists. For more information, visit http://www.entsoc.org.

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