Scholarships
for Arboretum School Programs

 

Scholarship requests for 2019-2020 will open on 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 9 a.m.
FIRST, COME, FIRST SERVED

STEPS TO APPLY ONLINE

1. Browse Scholarships

  • List of scholarships is at the right of this page. 
  • Choose which 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 will be available beginning August 21, 2019, 9 a.m.

*Complete ONE form per each scholarship requested*

Scholarship Request Form(linked here beginning August 21)
  • Only completed forms will be considered for scholarships
  • Scholarship requests cannot be filled by phone or email. 

Information that will be needed to complete the form: 

  • Which scholarship applying for (view list at right)
  • Your school's Free and Reduced Lunch %
        TO FIND THIS %
    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.
    4. 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.
  • School name & city
  • Requesting teacher's name & phone number
  • Date/title/order # of requested Field Trip (see step 2, above)

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

 

QUESTIONS?

Call 612-301-1210
Email ArbTrips@umn.edu

 



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:

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

$25,000+
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
Deborah R. Olson

$5,000 - $24,999
J.A. Wedum Foundation
Phyllis S. Poehler & Walter E. Stremel Charitable Trust

Up to $4,999
Baker Foundation
John & Joanne Dean
Kopp Family Foundation
Betty A. Lewis University Environmental Charitable Trust
Syngenta
Donald Weesner Foundation - Yellow Bus Fund

 

We are also grateful to the hundreds of donors who support other youth education programs.



 

 

"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 


Scholarship List

 

 

 

Arboretum Field Trips   Arboretum Plantmobile
For schools with 70% or greater free & reduced lunch eligibility

Field Trip PLUS Bus Scholarship
25 scholarships available
view Arboretum Field Trips 

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT

  • Student fees will be waived 
    PLUS
  • 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. 
  • Bus reimbursements for 2019-2020 school year field trips must be submitted to the Arboretum by June 1, 2020.
*NOTE: Limit one "Field Trip PLUS Bus Scholarship" OR "Field Trip Scholarship" per school, per year.

Field Trip Scholarship
35 scholarships available

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

  • Valid for any available Field Trip. 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.

Full Plantmobile Scholarship
10 scholarships available

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT

  • 100% of Student fees will be waived 
    PLUS
  • Plantmobile transportation fee will be waived

ELIGIBILITY

  • For school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is 70 percent or greater 

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.
For schools with 50% or greater free & reduced lunch eligibility

Red Barn Farm Harvest Time Field trip PLUS Bus Scholarship (Grades 2-5)
10 scholarships available

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT

  • Student fees will be waived 
    PLUS
  • Field trip bus costs will be reimbursed

ELIGIBILITY

  • For school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is 50 percent or greater.

RULES

Plant Works Water Works Field trip PLUS Bus Scholarship (Grades 2-4)

10 scholarships available

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT

  • Student fees will be waived 
    PLUS
  • Field trip bus costs will be reimbursed

ELIGIBILITY

  • For school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is 50 percent or greater.

RULES

  • Plant Works-Water Works Bus Scholarships only available for Plant Works Water Works field trips December - January at the Learning Center.

Partial Field Trip Scholarship

30 scholarships available

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

  • Valid for any available Field Trip. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last.

BOGO Trip Scholarship
15 scholarships available

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT

  • Covers 100% of student fees for one field trip when two school service experiences (Fieldtrip or Plantmobile) are scheduled.

ELIGIBILITY

  • For school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is 50 percent or greater.

RULES

  • Must book two experiences for the same group. Valid for any available Field Trip or Plantmobile, one experience must be a Field Trip. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last.

The Minnesota Harvest Field Trip PLUS Bus Scholarship 
10 scholarships available 

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
    PLUS
  • Bus costs will be reimbursed

ELIGIBILITY

  • For school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is 50 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. 
  • Bus reimbursements for 2019-2020 school year field trips must be submitted to the Arboretum by June 1, 2020.
See full Minnesota Harvest Field Trip description under your grade level. 

Partial Plantmobile Scholarship

30 scholarships available

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT

  • Student fees will be reduced by 50% 
    PLUS
  • Plantmobile transportation fee reduced by 50%

ELIGIBILITY

  • For school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is 50 percent or greater

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. 

 


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!