Scholarships & Grants
There are many organizations that offer student scholarships for educational travel based upon need and merit. School Tours of America is always looking for available scholarships or grants and will share them here along with our suggestions and other resources on how to best acquire these funds
Jan Wright Memorial Scholarship
The staff of School Tours of America have established this scholarship in memory of our beloved friend & educational tour pioneer. This scholarship of up to $500 is awarded to a deserving student based on financial need, merit & must be nominated by a Group Leader.
Scholarships for Students
A variety of non-profit organizations such as the Student Youth Tour Association (www.syta.org) have scholarships for deserving students.
- Road Scholarship
- The Program awards funds to youth who, for various reasons are unable to afford the cost of their group's educational travel. visit website
- National Youth Day Out
- The National Youth Day Out program provides a one-day travel experience for deserving classes around the United States and Canada. visit website
- Silver Lining Program
- This program recognizes deserving high school students who have demonstrated through their action, intention, or circumstance the desire to expand their awareness, creating a dramatic life change. visit website
Corporate Grants & Grant Programs
A number of national companies have established grants for travel and education. These grants are generally awarded to a group and thus require the Tour Director or Teacher to apply. Please review each program for guidelines and requirements.
- Verizon Foundation The Verizon Foundation offers teachers grants to promote literacy and fund educational causes. visit website
- Target Field Trip Grant
- As part of the Target commitment to education, our one-of-a-kind, innovative Target Field Trip Grants program will award as many as 5,000 educators' grants of up to $800 each to fund a student field trip.
- Grant Wrangler: Grant Wrangler is a free online listing service of grants and awards for K-12 teachers. New fundraising opportunities are posted frequently, and educators can sign up for a bi-weekly newsletter announcing the latest grants and awards. Find out more about Grant Wrangler
- Cisco Grant Program
- Department of Education
- The Foundation Center
Tips for Grant Apps. & Grant Search Engines
We have compiled a list of helpful articles on how to best apply for grant funds as well as search engines to assist in finding new grants. Additionally, please contact our Fundraising & Grant Specialist to learn other valuable funding tips.