Three Iowa-Missouri Conference schools were each recently awarded a $5,000 grant for technology improvements. The schools are Hillcrest SDA School in St. Louis, Missouri; Andrews Christian Academy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Springfield Junior Academy in Springfield, Missouri.

Versacare is an independent Adventist healthcare services organization that provides financial grants to Adventist ministries in a variety of areas, including a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) grant for conference-operated elementary and secondary schools within the North American Division. Grant amounts range from $5,000 for small schools with three classrooms or fewer to $10,000 for larger schools.

“We plan to add additional iMac computers and iPads to each of our classrooms,” said Melissa Morris, principal and grades 7-9 teacher at Hillcrest. “The balance will be set aside for future needs as our school continues to grow.”

Schools interested in applying for a STEM grant should visit