Scholarships 
for Arboretum Field Trips and Plantmobile 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Scholarships for 2017-2018 year opened on Monday, August 21, 2017
  • NOTE that free and reduced lunch eligibility percentages have changed for 2017-2018!
  • Scholarships are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • NEW! You can now register on our online School Programs registration site 

SCHOLARSHIP LIST

Field Trip PLUS Bus Scholarship SOLD OUT for 2017-2018
SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT
100% of Student fees will be waived, AND field trip bus costs will be reimbursed.
ELIGIBILITY
For school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is 70 percent or greater
RULES
Bus scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last. Only one scholarship per school per year. 
TO REDEEM
Use coupon code FTandBUS (code is case sensitive) at online checkout or call 612-301-1210. 

Field Trip Scholarship
SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT
100% of Student fees waived. (Bus fees NOT reimbursed)
ELIGIBILITY
For school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is 70 percent or greater.
RULES
Field Trip Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last. Only one scholarship per school per year. 
*NOTE: Limit one "Field Trip PLUS Bus Scholarship" OR "Field Trip Scholarship" per school, per year. 
TO REDEEM
Use coupon code FTonly (code is case sensitive) at online checkout or call 612-301-1210. 

Partial Field Trip Scholarship
SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT
Student fees will be reduced by 50% (Bus fees NOT reimbursed)
ELIGIBILITY
For school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is 50 percent or greater.
RULES
Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last. 
TO REDEEM
Use coupon code FT50 (code is case sensitive) at online checkout or call 612-301-1210. Only 

Full Plantmobile Scholarship  SOLD OUT for 2017-2018
SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT
100% of Student fees AND transportation fee are waived
ELIGIBILITY
For schools with 70 percent or greater free and reduced lunch eligibility.
RULES
Plantmobile scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one day per school while funds last. Scholarships available for fall and winter programs only.Only one scholarship per school per year. 
TO REDEEM
Use coupon code PM100 (code is case sensitive) at online checkout or call 612-301-1210.

Partial Plantmobile Scholarship HURRY! Almost SOLD OUT for 2017-2018
SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT
50% of Student fees AND 50% transportation fee are waived
ELIGIBILITY
For schools with 50 percent or greater free and reduced lunch eligibility. 
RULES
Plantmobile scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one day per school while funds last. Scholarships available for fall and winter programs only.
 

TO REDEEM
Use coupon code PM50 (code is case sensitive) at online checkout or call 612-301-1210.

The Minnesota Harvest Bus Scholarship  SOLD OUT for 2017-2018
(The Goldenberg Endowed Scholarship Fund)

Celebrate the Minnesota Harvest at the Arboretum this November. Plan for a taste of plant science, Minnesota culture, nutrition, geography and history all rolled into a two-hour, hands-on tasting tour of Minnesota grown foods.
SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT
Student fees will be waived and bus costs reimbursed.
ELIGIBILITY
For school groups with greater than 50 percent or greater
free and reduced lunch.
RULES
Bus scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last. See full Minnesota Harvest Field Trip description under your grade level. 
Only one scholarship per school per year. 
TO REDEEM
Use coupon code MNHarvest (code is case sensitive) at online checkout or call 612-301-1210.

 


The Arboretum is committed to making its educational opportunities accessible for all school audiences. With the generous support of these foundations and donors, we are pleased to offer a menu of scholarship opportunities for schools:

  • The Goldenberg Scholarship made possible by Herb and Judy Goldenberg
  • J.A. Wedum Foundation
  • Kopp Family Foundation
  • Syngenta 
  • Kohl's
  • Cargill Foundation

 


To Inquire About a Scholarship for Your School:
Call (612) 301-1210 or
email ArbTrips@umn.edu

Scholarship funds become available in mid-August and are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Qualifications: There is no paperwork to fill out, though to qualify you will need to provide your school percentage of free and reduced lunch eligibility upon registration.
 


Field Trip Request Form
If requesting a scholarship, please note that in the comments section.

Sign up for the Teacher Resources Email List
Benefits include being the first to know when scholarship funds are available, and a free pass to the Arboretum every year! 
STEP 1. Register as a new user or login
STEP 2. Click on "Email Preferences" in the top right of your screen and select "Teacher Resources". Click submit! 



"We are very grateful for the bus scholarship. It is such a wonderful experience for the urban children to be able to walk in a forest, look for bugs and listen to the forest sounds!"
- 1st Grade teacher comments about Fall in the Forest Field Trip attended on Bus Scholarship.

"Our building has a high poverty rate. We would not have been able to have this experience without the scholarship. Thanks for this opportunity from the bottom of our hearts!"
- Teacher comments about the Plantmobile Scholarship