UPDATE! 11/28/18

The Arboretum is pleased to announce 45 scholarships available immediately for THIS school year!

Browse the available scholarships from the list on the right.

Qualifying schools submit your scholarship request(s) following the "Steps to Apply Online" listed below.

Scholarships 
for Arboretum Field Trips and Plantmobile 

STEPS TO APPLY ONLINE

FIRST, COME, FIRST SERVED
Scholarships for 2018-2019 year ARE OPEN as of 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 9 a.m.

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
*Complete ONE form per each scholarship requested*

Scholarship Request Form
  • Only completed forms will be considered for scholarships
  • Scholarship requests cannot be filled by phone or email. 

Information that will 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

JUST ADDED! 10 NEW scholarships (added 11/27/18)
6 scholarships remain as of 11/30/18
Plant Works Water Works Field trip + Bus Scholarship (Grades 2-4)

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT

  • Student fees will be waived
  • Field trip bus costs will be reimbursed
ELIGIBILITY
For school groups whose school free and reduced lunch eligibility is 
70 percent or greater.
RULES
Plant Works-Water Works Bus Scholarships only available for Plant Works Water Works field trips January-February at the Learning Center.

9 scholarships remain! 
Field Trip Scholarship

Total Available: 32 scholarships

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. Restriction lifted for 2019! Effective 11/27/18, schools may now book multiple of these scholarships in a school year.

9 scholarships remain! 
Partial Field Trip Scholarship

25 NEW scholarship slots just added! (as of 11/27/18)

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.

SOLD OUT
Field Trip PLUS Bus Scholarship
 

Total Available: 35 scholarships

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. Bus reimbursements for 2018-19 school year field trips must be submitted to the Arboretum by June 10 2019.
*NOTE: Limit one "Field Trip PLUS Bus Scholarship" OR "Field Trip Scholarship" per school, per year.

SOLD OUT
The Minnesota Harvest Bus Scholarship
 

(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. 
Total Available: 10 scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT
Student fees will be waived and bus costs 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. See full Minnesota Harvest Field Trip description under your grade level. 
Only one scholarship per school per year. Bus reimbursements for 2018-19 school year field trips must be submitted to the Arboretum by June 10 2019.

SOLD OUT
Full Plantmobile Scholarship 

Total Available: 10 scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT
100% of Student fees AND transportation fee are 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. 

SOLD OUT
Partial Plantmobile Scholarship
Total Available: 10 scholarships
SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT

Student fees will be reduced by 50% AND 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!