There have been concerns and opinions going around on the money involved in the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) Project, and how much money will be lost if the project doesn't continue until completion. TMT has set in place $250,000 a year in scholarships for Native Hawaiians who are pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM), as well as $750,000 each year to the Hawaii Community Foundation.

There have already been funds allocated for and granted to different schools and non-profit organizations in Hawaii. There have already been donations to fund 33 school projects on the island which is a concern for both TMT workers and schools.


According to the TMT organization, the funds will continue to come in each year for the life of the thirty meter telescope on Mauna Kea. The telescope is designed and developed to last for sixty years.

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