The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is honored to offer transportation funds to regional schools, excluding colleges, thanks to the generous support of the John Deere Foundation. Grant dollars may be used to fund field trips to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium or the Mathias Ham Historic Site. The grant cycle follows the academic calendar (August – June), and funds are offered on a first come, first served basis.
All schools in the tri-state area are eligible for funding. Please note:
The completed application will be automatically emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All grant requests are reviewed by our staff and awarded on a first come, first served basis. Grants are available until funding has been depleted or the school year ends. Once this occurs, the grant cycle will end and a notification will be posted on the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s website.
Please allow three weeks for the application process. Applicants will be notified of their award status via email.
Grant recipients will receive a check made payable to their school and sent by US Mail. Payments will be processed following the field trip and upon submission of a completed evaluation and transportation bill/receipt. This can take up to two weeks, though every effort will be made to process scholarships in a timely manner.
Completion of the scholarship application does not constitute a confirmed reservation. Confirmed reservations will be in the form of a contract and must be signed and returned. Field trip visits are dependent on availability and are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
As outcome measurements are vital to fund these opportunities, we ask that you consider the following at the completion of your visit:
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