• ST. LOUIS, MO, September 27, 2011– The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation, in its effort to improve college access for St. Louis Public School students, is asking for your vote as it competes in the Monsanto “Grow St. Louis” contest.


    The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation (SLPSF) is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization developed to fund projects and activities at the St. Louis Public School District with a measurable impact on academic achievement, high school graduation rates, and the successful transition to post-secondary goals, such as college or entry into the workforce to ensure that each student has the opportunity to become a productive citizen.


    Funding through Monsanto’s “Grow St. Louis” contest would support the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation’s “Let’s Grow College Access” college essay scholarship contest. The “Let’s Grow College Access” contest will engage 8th-11th grade students in rigorous writing exercises designed to enhance their resumes, set the tone for early college preparation and planning, and improve college admissions prospects.  Awards ranging from $100 - $1,000 would be presented to students upon graduation and verification of their enrollment in a post-secondary institution. 


    How to Vote:

    Votes for this program must be submitted beginning September 26, 2011 and ending on October 16, 2011 (no purchase is necessary to vote).

    • To vote online, visit www.stlgrown.com and vote during the Program Voting Period.  Limit 100 votes per person per day.
    • To vote by mail, please go to www.stlgrown.com to print out the official rules and voting form. Once completed, please mail the voting form to Monsanto Grow St. Louis, PO Box 1929, Maryland Heights, MO 63043 during the Program Voting Period.  Entries must be postmarked during the Program Voting Period and received by the Sponsor by October 23, 2011.  Votes received after the end of the Program Voting Period will not be accepted.  Limit one vote per envelope.

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    Winners from the Monsanto “Grow St. Louis” contest will be announced on October 24, at www.stlgrown.com. For more information please contact the Office of Public Information (314) 345-2367.