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Field Trip Scholarships

November 30, 2021

Holden Forest & Gardens is pleased to offer scholarships for the 2023-24 school year.

Scholarships are available to educators whose organizations (public, parochial, or independent) meet the following criteria: 

  • Public Schools – Northeast Ohio Schools with a 30 percent or higher student population on the free or reduced lunch program. 
  • Private and Independent School/Organizations – Northeast Ohio schools/organizations with 30 percent or more students on scholarship.  

Admission Scholarships cover self-guided admission costs for students and chaperones (1 per 5 students) to visit either the Cleveland Botanical Garden (maximum of 50 students) or Holden Arboretum   

Transportation Scholarships help cover the costs of buses to Cleveland Botanical Garden or Holden Arboretum. ($175 per bus; maximum of two buses). Recipients of the transportation scholarship are reimbursed after their field trip has occurred and an invoice is submitted. 

Scholarships are available beginning October 1st, 2023.

Please note – if you have a special request or need that does not fit within the criteria, please reach out to us at [email protected].

To Apply

Scholarship funds are limited and awarded on an ongoing basis until they are exhausted. The application does not guarantee awarded scholarship. You will be notified of your approval status. Only one scholarship per school, per school year – admission and transportation scholarships count as TWO separate scholarships. Please apply for only one scholarship or the other. Reach out to us if you have a greater need.

The following links will take you to Bookeo, a 3rd party booking site. Here, you will be able to choose from available dates and submit your scholarship request.

If you have any questions, contact [email protected]

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