Friday, August 27, 2010

Target Offers K-12 School Field Trip Grants



Registration is open for the Target Field Trip Grants program.

The program will award five thousand grants of $700 each to schools across the United States for the upcoming school year. Teachers can use a grant to fund a school field trip that connects their curriculum to out-of-school experiences. Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and are employed by an accredited K-12 public, private, or charter school in the United States that maintains 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and classified staff at these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students.

Grant funds are best used for visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from the school facility. Funds may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.

The Target Field Trip Grants program is managed and administered entirely by Scholarship America.

Visit the Target Web site for information.

Deadline September 29, 2010: http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031880