March for Science - Wilmington Momentum Powers Forward, Announcing Grants Available for Science Programs in Cape Fear Area High Schools

March for Science - Wilmington and Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear announce grant opportunity for high school science projects and programs in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick County School System, North Carolina.

Wilmington, NC, June 28, 2017 --( Monies raised through Wilmington’s March for Science will support grants for science programs and projects in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick County High School System of North Carolina, with the announcement of a new science-related grant offering. Grant applications will be accepted commencing July 1, 2017. The grant review period will start September 30, 2017, with grant awards anticipated for late fall. Grants with a maximum of $1,000 each will be awarded to individual classroom teachers or groups of teachers for science-related education efforts. The grants are made possible with proceeds from March for Science t-shirt sales, donations, and a variety of fundraising events that preceded the March. The March for Science – Wilmington is one of more than 600 satellite marches affiliated with the national March for Science, based in Washington D.C.

Detailed information on the March for Science – High School Science Grant, including the Request for Proposals, application cover sheet, and principal’s letter of support, can be found online at the March for Science website, at

“Science is everywhere and done by everyone,” says Madi Polera, March for Science – Wilmington co-organizer. “The high school science grants will help advance the spirit in which people came together to support the Rally and March - appreciating and encouraging high school students who share our community’s enthusiasm for science and exploration. The March wants to take the opportunity to give back to the people in the area who consistently empower science and education.”

Teachers in the tri-county area are invited to submit proposals. Applicants can request funding for programs, activities, supplies, equipment, books and other essential components needed to facilitate science-related education.

The March for Science – Wilmington High School Science Grant cycle opens July 1, 2017, and with a Grant Review period starting September 30, 2017. Grants will be reviewed on an as-received basis. The grant review committee consists of March for Science organizers Madi Polera, Madison Robison, and Daniella Daniels, as well as Jane Nelson, Jay Greenblatt, Fred Bingham, and Anne Rose, members of the March’s non-profit sponsor Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear.

The March for Science – Wilmington, which was held on April 22, 2017, was attended by more than 700 people, and endorsed by local non-profits and businesses, including, among others, Cape Fear River Watch, Suit Up Wilmington, Keep New Hanover Beautiful, Earth Day Alliance, Psi Chi UNCW Chapter, Sierra Club, Down to Earth Aromatics, Surfrider Foundation, and Scuba Now. The March for Science Rally at Roland Grise Middle School was followed by a march to Hugh MacRae Park where marchers joined the Wilmington Earth Day Celebration.

About Humanists & Freethinkers of Cape Fear
The March for Science High School Science Grant program is administered by the March's non-profit sponsor, Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear (HFCF), a 501(c)3 organization, located in Wilmington, North Carolina. This grant supports the HFCF mission to promote a humanistic and freethinking life stance, with an emphasis on reason and science-based inquiry. The Humanists & Freethinkers of Cape Fear is a chapter of the American Humanist Association, which was a sponsor of the National March for Science.

March for Science – Wilmington Contact:
Madi Polera, Organizer
Cell 828.808.1921

Media Contact:
George Tilley
Publicity Chair and Board Member, HFCF
Humanists and Freethinkers of Cape Fear
Edward Tilley