The Spurlock Museum has funding to assist area schools in covering transportation costs or program fees. Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to annual fund availability, so apply early. The amount of assistance offered is determined on a sliding scale based on the group’s total transportation or program costs. Only one grant per school year can be awarded to each school.
The descriptions below will help you to decide which grant is appropriate for your group. Grant applications must be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance of your tour date, as granted funds must be finalized through a contract that is signed and submitted to University of Illinois Accounting.
Financial Help for the Study of Ancient Cultures
Through the generous support of the Pamela J. Knight Exploring History Educational Fund and the Spurlock Museum Guild, groups reserving programs and tours with an emphasis on ancient cultures are eligible to receive assistance.
Making Your Debut: Financial Help for First-Time Visitors
The Museum offers a limited number of grants towards transportation costs or program fees to teachers who are visiting with their classes or reserving an outreach program for the first time.
Helping Hand: Financial Help for Schools in Need
A limited number of grants towards transportation costs or program fees are available to teachers from schools in which 40% or more of the students receive free/reduced lunch.
Contact Kim Sheahan to apply for or receive further information on the Museum’s grants.