Scholarships for School Programs

Scholarship requests for 2019-2020 will open on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 9 a.m.
**Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last.

Scholarship List - Field Trips

Scholarship List - Field Trips

FIELD TRIP
Scholarship

school bus icon

To Qualify

FIELD TRIP
Scholarship Benefit(s)

Rules

BOGO Trip Scholarships
 

15 total scholarships available

50%
Free & Reduced Lunch Eligibility

  • Book two school programs in the same order, get one free (100% of fees waived for 1 out of 2 programs)
  • Must book two experiences for the same group. Valid for any available Field Trip or Plantmobile.
  • One experience must be a Field Trip.

Field Trip PLUS Bus Scholarships

25 total scholarships available

70%
Free & Reduced Lunch Eligibility

  • 100% of student fees waived
  • Field trip bus costs reimbursed
  • Bus reimbursements for 2019-2020 school year field trips must be submitted to the Arboretum by June 1, 2020.
  • Limit one "Field Trip PLUS Bus Scholarship" OR "Field Trip Scholarship" per school, per year.

Select Arb Farm Field trip PLUS Bus Scholarships 

 

10 total scholarships available

50%
Free & Reduced Lunch Eligibility

  • 100% of Student fees waived
  • Field trip bus costs reimbursed

Plant Works Water Works Field trip PLUS Bus Scholarship

 

10 total scholarships available

50%
Free & Reduced Lunch Eligibility

  • 100% of student fees waived
  • Field trip bus costs reimbursed
  • Grades 2-5 only
  • Plant Works-Water Works Bus Scholarships only available for Plant Works Water Works field trips December - January at the Learning Center.

Field Trip Scholarship

 

35 total scholarships available

70%
Free & Reduced Lunch Eligibility

  • 100% of Student fees waived
    (Bus fees NOT reimbursed)
  • Valid for any available Field Trip.
  • Limit one "Field Trip PLUS Bus Scholarship" OR "Field Trip Scholarship" per school, per year.

Partial Field Trip Scholarship

 

30 total scholarships available

50%
Free & Reduced Lunch Eligibility

  • Student fees reduced by 50% 
  • Valid for any available Field Trip.

The Minnesota Harvest Field Trip PLUS Bus Scholarship 
 

10 total scholarships available 

50%
Free & Reduced Lunch Eligibility

  • 100% of student fees waived
  • Field trip bus costs reimbursed
  • Grades 3-6 only
  • Only one scholarship per school per year. 
  • Bus reimbursements for 2019-2020 school year field trips must be submitted to the Arboretum by June 1, 2020.

Scholarship List - Plantmobile

Scholarship List - Plantmobile

PLANTMOBILE
Scholarship

plant mobile icon

To Qualify

PLANTMOBILE
Scholarship Benefit(s)

Rules

 

BOGO Trip Scholarships
 

15 total scholarships available

50%
Free & Reduced Lunch Eligibility

  • Book two school programs in the same order, get one free (100% of fees waived for 1 out of 2 programs)
  • Must book two experiences for the same group. Valid for any available Field Trip or Plantmobile.
  • One experience must be a Field Trip.

Full Plantmobile Scholarship
 

10 total scholarships available

70%
Free & Reduced Lunch Eligibility

  • 100% of student fees waived 
  • Plantmobile transportation fee waived
  • Limit one day per school while funds last.
  • Scholarships available for fall and winter programs only. 
  • Only one scholarship per school per year.

Partial Plantmobile Scholarship

30 total scholarships available

50%
Free & Reduced Lunch Eligibility

  • Student fees reduced by 50% 
  • Plantmobile transportation fee reduced by 50%
  • Limit one day per school while funds last.
  • Scholarships available for fall and winter programs only.

 

Steps to Applying Online

Steps to Applying Online

1. Browse Scholarships Above

  • Choose scholarship(s) for which your school qualifies. 
  • (OPTIONAL) Select a second choice scholarship in case your first choice is full.

2. Book an Arboretum School Program Online
 Create or sign in to your user account and reserve your preferred Field Trip/Plantmobile online

  • You can do this ANYTIME, even before August 21!
  • No payment is due to reserve if you select "Complete as Purchase Order" option at checkout

3. Complete Scholarship Request Form

  • Form below will be activated beginning August 21, 2019, 9 a.m.
  • Only completed forms will be considered for scholarships
  • Scholarship requests cannot be filled by phone or email. 
  • *Complete ONE form per each scholarship requested*
  • See HELPFUL INFORMATION NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE REQUEST, below

 4. Receive a reply from the Arboretum Office

  • Completed requests will be notified of status within one week.
  • Approved scholarships will be applied to the reserved Field Trip. 
  • Those not approved will be given the option to keep or release the Field Trip

Scholarship Request Form

Scholarship Request Form

Planning Ahead: Required Information

Planning Ahead: Required Information

Please Have the Following Prepared:

  • Which scholarships you want

View scholarship lists & rules above under SCHOLARSHIP LIST – FIELD TRIPS and/or SCHOLARSHIP LIST – PLANTMOBILE
 

  • School name & city
     
  • Requesting teacher's name & phone number
     
  • Date/title/order # of requested Field Trip
    see step 2 in STEPS TO APPLY ONLINE, above
     
  • Your school's Free & Reduced Lunch %
     FIND YOUR SCHOOLS FREE & REDUCED LUNCH %
  1. Go to https://mndatamaps.web.health.state.mn.us/interactive/frpl.html 
  2. In the box on the top right hand corner of the map select schools (the third choice from the top). That will locate the schools on the Map of Minnesota.
  3. Zoom in to find your school and hover over the location dot of your school.

When the school location is hovered over, the free and reduced price lunch percent (total FRPL eligibility %) is shown in a box in lower left hand corner.

Support for the Arboretum's Field Trip Program generously provided by:

Endowment Support

  • Penny Weurth Great Plants for Hands on Learning Endowment
  • Goldenberg Endowed Scholarship Fund

$25,000+

  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
  • Deborah R. Olson

$5,000 - $24,999
 

  • Catherine Andrus/Elizabeth Andrus/Julie Andrus
  • George Family Foundation
  • Steven & Jan Kirchner
  • J.A. Wedum Foundation

Up to $4,999

  • John & Joanne Dean
  • Florence Gleason
  • Kars4Kids
  • Kopp Family Foundation
  • Betty A. Lewis University
  • Environmental Charitable Trust
  • Sallie Quammen & Charlie Fazio
  • Lynn & Sandy Stearns
  • Donald Weesner Foundation – Yellow Bus Fund
  • Lorraine C. Williams Charitable Fund

To support Arboretum Youth Education Programming, contact

Terri Gustavson
terri@umn.edu
612-301-1263

The Arboretum is committed to making its educational opportunities accessible for all school audiences. We are very grateful to the hundreds of individual donors who support this and other youth education programs. We apologize for any errors or omissions.