Scholarships for School Programs

2020 UPDATE!
Scholarship requests for 2020-2021 will now open on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at noon

**Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last.

Scholarship List Fall 2020 - Arboretum Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Sets

Scholarship List Fall 2020 - Arboretum Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Sets

FALL 2020 SCHOLARSHIPS LIST*

*subject to change before August 26, 2020

Arboretum Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Sets will be based on our popular Arboretum Fall-season Field Trip & Plantmobile themes and provide Arboretum style hands-on plant experiences this fall no matter whether you are in-person, on-line, or in a hybrid learning model.

Arboretum Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Sets will be announced Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Set + Live Virtual Add-On Scholarship 

Field Trip in-a-Box PLUS Virtual Add-On40 available beginning August 26, 2020. More may be available at a future date.           

To Qualify
70% Free & Reduced Lunch Eligibility
Scholarship Benefit(s)
Covers full cost (100%) of fees for any Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Set + one corresponding Live Virtual Add-On. Can be applied to Operation: Apple Pollination, MN Harvest Time, OR It's a Bulb's Life products.
How To Apply:
Click and review the "Steps to Applying Online" drop-down box on this webpage (below)
Rules

  • Scholarship can be applied to any available classroom set and corresponding Live Virtual Add-On.
  • Registration for both the Classroom Set and Live Virtual Add-On must be completed in the same order, before the scholarship request form is submitted.
  • One grade level teacher may apply for scholarship for each class in their grade with a single scholarship request form.
  • Limit one scholarship per set theme (Apples, Harvest or Bulbs), per grade level, per school, per scholarship period (this period is for Fall 2020).

Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Set Scholarship

Field Trip in-a-Box40 available beginning August 26, 2020. More may be available at a future date.   

To Qualify
50% Free & Reduced Lunch Eligibility
Scholarship Benefit(s)
Covers full cost (100%) of the fees for one Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Set only. Can be applied to Operation: Apple Pollination, MN Harvest Time, OR It's a Bulb's Life products.
How To Apply:
Click and review the "Steps to Applying Online" drop-down box on this webpage (below)
Rules

  • Scholarship can be applied to any available Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Set.
  • Corresponding Live Virtual Add-On can be added for $50 registration fee at time of initial booking.
  • Registration must be completed before the scholarship request form is submitted.
  • One grade level teacher may apply for scholarship for each class in their grade with a single scholarship request form.
  • Limit one scholarship per set theme (Apples, Harvest or Bulbs), per grade level, per school, per scholarship period (this period is for Fall 2020).  

MN Harvest Time Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Set + Live Virtual Add-On Scholarship

Field Trip in-a-Box PLUS Virtual Add-On for MN Harvest set20 scholarships available beginning August 26, 2020

To Qualify
50% Free & Reduced Lunch Eligibility
Scholarship Benefit(s)
Covers full cost (100%) of fees for one MN Harvest Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Set + one corresponding MN Harvest Live Virtual Add-On.
How To Apply:
You MUST have BOTH the MN Harvest Set AND the MN Harvest Live Add-On ordered in order to select this option. If you do not want the Live Add-On, select the "Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Set Scholarship" above. Click and review the "Steps to Applying Online" drop-down box on this webpage (below)
Rules

  • Scholarship may be applied to MN Harvest Time Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Set and corresponding MN Harvest Live Virtual Add-On only.
  • Registration for both the classroom set and live interactive experience must be completed in the same order, before the scholarship request form is submitted.
  • One grade level teacher may apply for scholarship for each class in their grade with a single scholarship request form.
  • Limit one MN Harvest scholarship per grade level, per school, per scholarship period (this period is for Fall 2020).

Scholarship List - Field Trips

Scholarship List - Field Trips

Field Trip Scholarships will not be available for Fall 2020.
Check out the NEW Arboretum Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Sets, above!

Subscribe to Arboretum Teacher Resources to receive an email notification when scholarships & programs are announced.

Scholarship List - Plantmobile

Scholarship List - Plantmobile

Plantmobile Scholarships will not be available for Fall 2020.
Check out the NEW Arboretum Field Trip in-a-Box Classroom Activity Sets, above!

Subscribe to Arboretum Teacher Resources to receive an email notification when scholarships & programs are announced.

Steps to Applying Online

Steps to Applying Online

1. Browse Available Scholarships Above
Choose scholarship for which your school qualifies. 

2. Book an Arboretum School Program Online
 Create or sign in to your user account and order your preferred products online

3. Complete Scholarship Request Form

  • Form below will be activated beginning August 26, 2020, noon
  • Only completed forms will be considered for scholarships
  • Scholarship requests cannot be filled by phone or email. 
  • 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 order. 
  • Those not approved will be given the option to keep or release products in the order

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 School Programs generously provided by:

  • Emerson Charitable Trust, designated by Rosemount 
  • International Paper Foundation
  • Karen A. Nelson
  • Deborah Olson
  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
  • J.A. Wedum Foundation
  • Donald Weesner Foundation

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.