Field trip grants make educational travel accessible. Several foundations recognize the importance school trips through field trip grants. Please note that Scholastica Travel is not directly affiliated with these grant programs.
Target Field Trip Grants: “Some of the best learning opportunities happen outside the classroom. We’re bringing students once-in-a-lifetime learning experiences through field trips they’ll never forget.” Target’s field trip grant program provides grants for field trips that align with a teachers curriculum. Target stores award 5,000 grants to K-12 schools nationwide that are valued up to $700 each grant cycle. Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and employed by an accredited K-12 public, private or charter school in the United States that maintains a 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Educators, teachers, principals, or classified staff of these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students. Apply Now.
Voya Unsung Heroes: For over 15 years, ING has been funding inspired educators through their Unsung Heroes Program. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000. Applicants must be employed by an accredited K-12 public or private school located in the United States and be full-time educators, teachers, principals, or classified staff with effective projects that improve student learning. Apply Now.
SYTA Youth Foundation Road Scholarship: “The SYTA Youth Foundation established the Road Scholarship program in 2002 to award funds to youth who, for various reasons, are unable to afford the cost of their group’s travel. Based on the belief that travel is essential to a complete education, it is the SYTA Youth Foundation’s goal to make a positive difference, through travel, in the young lives of our global citizens.” SYTA The number of scholarships awarded depends upon the number of applications received in a given period, the cost of specific trips, and the general level of need in a given applicant pool. The average Road Scholarship granted is $750.00. No more than $1,000.00 will be awarded to a single student. Apply Now.
Big Yellow School Bus: There are many Big Yellow School Bus programs in states across the country. Big Yellow School Bus provides $200 grants to help schools meet the transportation costs of educational field trips to non-profit cultural institutions and activities in the arts, sciences, and humanities across Massachusetts. Any K-12 school in Massachusetts is eligible to apply for a $200 grant to be used during the school year. Apply Now.
Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Program: Kohl’s Department Stores provided $750,000 in funding to eligible schools throughout the metro-Milwaukee area to help cover the cost of field trips during the 2013/2014 school year. The Kohl’s Cares Field Trip Grants will allow local schools to take advantage of educational opportunities outside the classroom without the extra cost.
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