Hills-based Bosch fund awards $350K in STEM grants

Press release

The Bosch Community Fund has awarded more than $350,000 this year to 12 organizations in Farmington Hills and Plymouth, supporting science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and environmental education and environmental sustainability.

Headquartered in Farmington Hills, the Bosch Community Fund is dedicated to advancing high-quality education programs that empower its communities. Grant recipients include libraries, school districts, and similar organizations dedicated to helping students and those looking to expand their knowledge to achieve their academic goals. From nature excursions to hands-on robotics projects, participants have access to comprehensive and engaging learning opportunities.

Farmington Hills Nature Center

Farmington Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. George C. Heitsch said the district is grateful “for the tremendous support that the Bosch Community Fund has given to Farmington Public Schools. The grant funds have provided STEM and other learning experiences to many of our students that they wouldn’t have otherwise.”

The City of Farmington Hills Nature Center also received a grant. From preservation- and energy-focused lessons to community-wide “eco challenges,” the Nature Center creates unique opportunities for education and growth. The organization is using the grant funds to develop integrated “STEM in nature” school projects, green initiatives and community engagement programs.

Since 2012, the Bosch Community Fund has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to schools and organizations in the Farmington Hills and Plymouth communities.

“Schools and community organizations are critical partners when it comes to access to STEM education, and we are committed to supporting them,” said Kathleen Owsley, executive director. “Our partners in Farmington Hills and Plymouth are on the front lines of making creative, practical education and hands-on learning available for all students.”