On Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Wellington’s Council welcomed representatives from five Wellington schools to receive Education Grant awards totaling $9,500.
Waste Management, Inc., of Florida (WMI) awarded sustainability scholarships to Wellington High School and Palm Beach Central High School in the amount of $2,500 each. WMI also provided contributions for the purchase of books to Elbridge Gale and Panther Run Elementary Schools ($1,800 each), and Emerald Cove Middle School ($900).
As part of their contract with Wellington, WMI is responsible for providing these sustainability scholarships for use in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs at the high schools. The scholarships are awarded based on an essay competition concerning sustainability issues. Members of Wellington’s Education Committee along with Waste Management score and rank each essay submitted to select the winners.
In addition, as part of the contract, WMI provides $300 in contributions for the purchase of books for each grade level at two Wellington area elementary schools and one middle school annually. During the five-year term of the contract, all Wellington area elementary and middle schools will receive the contributions.
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