Visiting Naturalist in the Schools Scholarship Program Application
The Montana Natural History Center is a private, non-profit organization with a mission to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of nature through education. We believe that natural history education and experiences should be available to everyone and we are committed to making our programs accessible to as many families, schools and individuals as possible. The Montana Natural History Center provides limited scholarship funds for schools that exhibit financial need to attend programs. Requests are based on availability and need on a first-come, first served basis.
Teachers interested in receiving a VNS scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year should complete and submit the form below by Monday, May 24th. If you have not yet done so, please be sure to register for the VNS program online as well.
Please note that the actual cost of a VNS program, per class, is around $2000. Montana Natural History Center fundraises to cover most of the cost per classroom, and schools are asked to pay the remaining $250 per class.
We have limited additional need-based scholarships available for schools with financial constraints. MNHC policy does not allow us to offer full (100%) scholarships, but we will do the best we can to make the program accessible to your school. Receiving scholarships for the same school, or class, for the same program in the future cannot be guaranteed.
If you have any questions, please contact Bailey Zook at 406.327.0405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that all participating teachers agree to fully support the VNS program through active involvement during monthly classroom visits with our naturalist.