Welcome to our Teacher Mini-Grants Program!
Aquarium Scholars is a new partnership between the NC Aquariums, NC public schools and the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society, through which private donors help fund access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)-based Aquarium education programs for underserved students across the state.
These grants are only available for Title 1 teachers. Aquarium Scholars grant applicants can choose one of the following:
- Funding for an Aquarium visit (bus, fuel, fees, etc.).
- Funding for an educational program during your Aquarium visit and any related program fees.
- Funding for an Aquarium outreach program to bring Aquarium programs to your school.
- Funding for a distance learning program (live online programs with Aquarium staff and animals) for your class.
If you are interested in applying for the Aquarium Scholars Program, please read the following information carefully and fill out the online application.
Important Dates to Remember:
For this funding cycle (July 2018-March 2019)
- Applications must be submitted by September 15, 2018.
- Applications will be reviewed and schools selected and notified by October 15, 2018.
- Schools can contact the Aquarium Registrar to reserve programs starting October 16, 2018.
For future funding cycles (July 2019—March 2020)
- September 13, 2019 is the application deadline. (teachers may submit applications earlier but this is the last date applications will be accepted).
- September 30 notification will be sent to inform you of your funding status.
- October 1 schools can begin reserving field trips/programs.