If you are interested in applying for the Aquarium Scholars Program, please read the following information carefully and fill out the online application. 

The application period for this funding cycle has ended. 

Important Dates to Remember: 

For 2021-2022 funding cycle

  • Funding cycle will open on Monday, November 15
  • Last day to apply for funding is Sunday, January 9
  • Award notifications will begin January 31, 2022
Selection Criteria: 
  • Funding available for North Carolina Title I eligible schools ONLY.
  • We will select our number of awards based on available funding.
  • Applications must include the provided form from your principal verifying Title I status.
  • Priority will be given to applications that best describe student need and alignment with planned curriculum activities.
Selection Process: 
  • Grant awards are determined by availability of funds and how the application demonstrates students will benefit from participation.
  • Applications are reviewed on a competitive basis by Aquarium staff and will not be accepted after the deadline stated in “Important Dates to Remember”
  • Schools will be notified of funding beginning Oct. 1, 2021.
  • Funding cannot be used with other Aquarium specials or promotions.
  • The maximum amount of funding that can be requested is $1,250