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For Your Field Trip
The Henry Ford is honored to offer scholarships thanks to the generous support of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, Macy’s, The Colina Foundation, Karen Colina Wilson Foundation, Buddy’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, The Henry Ford Community Investor corporate members and guests who have donated to The Henry Ford Field Trip Scholarship Fund.
These scholarships are available to Michigan schools (public, parochial or independent) in which at least 30% of students receive free or reduced lunches* as outlined in chart below.
Free or Reduced Lunch Program
Admission Cost Coverage
(Free and reduced lunches are based on the Michigan Department of Education–Grants Coordination and School Support School Breakfast and Lunch Information by District and Building as published in the current Michigan Education Directory.)
Types of Scholarships
Admission scholarships cover admission costs for students and group leaders to visit Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village.
Transportation scholarships cover transportation costs ($200 per 75 people) for visits to Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour or Giant Screen Experience. Recipients of the transportation scholarship will be reimbursed after their field trip has occurred.
The scholarship does not cover costs associated with special on-site programs such as One Room School.
New application procedures for 2016-17
Please carefully read this webpage, FAQs and application documents before submitting your application. Incomplete applications may delay your approval.
Prioritized applications: Applications will be prioritized based on whether applicant has applied before, and strength of curriculum ties.
Priority 1: New applicant, strong curriculum ties
Priority 2: New applicant, weaker curriculum ties
Priority 3: Previous applicant, strong curriculum ties
Priority 4: Previous applicant, weaker curriculum ties
Application Periods: We will have three application periods. Applications will open June 1, 2016. Applications for any period may be submitted beginning June 1, 2016. See deadlines below.
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016
Fall Application Deadline
(for trips in October & November 2016)
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
Winter Application Deadline
(for trips in December 2016, January, February, March 2017)
Tues., Feb. 28, 2017
Spring Application Deadline
(for trips in April, May, June, July 2017)
To apply, you must submit the following via email or mail:
Arts & Culture Trek Grant Grant Open: August 15, 2016 Grant Close: October 21, 2016 Michigan Youth Arts, on behalf of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, is offering Michigan K-12 schools grants of up to $500 to pay for transportation costs associated with an arts- and culture-related field trip. For more information, click here.
Target Field Trip Grant Grant Open: August 1, 2016 Grant Close: October 1, 2016
Target stores award Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. For more information, click here.
Local ideas Consider seeking funding from your parent-teacher organization, your school’s educational foundation, local community boosters like the Optimists or Lions, or local businesses.