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The Air Zoo Science Inspiration Scholarship Fund - Individual & Group Education
AIR ZOO SCIENCE INSPIRATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR GROUP VISITS, FIELD TRIPS, EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH, AND INDIVIDUAL FINANCIAL AID FOR CAMPS & CLASSESThe Air Zoo is dedicated to connecting students with science and technology through positive, engaging, and immersive experiences that align with educational standards and inspire exciting career choices and pathways. Made possible in part by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, The Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation, the Battle Creek Community Foundation, and individual donors, the Science Inspiration Fund was developed to break down the economic barriers that greatly inhibit many schools, community organizations, and youth groups from taking an active part in Air Zoo's exceptional educational programming. Additional grant funding for field trip transportation is offered by Michigan Youth Arts.
GROUP VISITS, FIELD TRIPS, AND EDUCATIONAL OUTREACHScholarships are intended strictly for the support of need-based schools and youth-serving organizations. At least 50% of students or members must qualify for the USDA Free & Reduced Lunch Program. Scholarship applications may request funding to support the cost of Air Zoo admission fees, exhibit attendance, tours, and classroom experiences. To apply, download our application by clicking HERE. Applications can be submitted via fax at 269.382.1813 (please address to "Events Dept."). For more information or to book your group Air Zoo experience, contact the Air Zoo's Event Sales team at 269.350.2848 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Grants towards field trip transportation costs are available via the Michigan Youth Arts Arts & Culture Trek grant. For more information, click HERE.
*Group educational experiences supported by the Science Inspiration Scholarship Fund are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
INDIVIDUAL SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
The Air Zoo provides scholarships to low-income families and those suffering temporary financial hardship. To download an individual scholarship application, click HERE.
Although the Air Zoo would like to award all applicants, scholarship funds are limited and not all requests can be filled.
Applicants must submit a copy of their most recent federal tax return (required) and may submit additional documentation to support a case for need (public assistance documentation, free/reduced lunch determination letter, proof of unemployment, documentation of special or extenuating circumstances, etc.).
Supporting documentation cannot be returned - please submit photocopies only.
Incomplete applications cannot be processed.
The Air Zoo Science Inspiration Fund is made possible in part by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation, and the Battle Creek Community Foundation, and generous support from corporations and individuals.