Now until Sept. 29, the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum (NMFRHM) is accepting applications for field trip busing scholarships. The scholarships are open to all K-12 schools and will assist with transportation costs for one school field trip, per school, between October 17, 2017 and March 9, 2018.

Although scholarships will primarily be awarded to Title 1 schools from New Mexico, a maximum of four non-Title 1 school applicants will be awarded a scholarship each school year.

Since the scholarships will only cover transportation costs, each school will still be responsible for all additional field trip fees including Museum admission (currently $3 per student/teacher for a basic tour). Scholarships are limited to $600 when a school is bringing more than 60 students, and $300 for groups of 60 students or less. In order to qualify for a scholarship, a school must bring a minimum of 40 students.

Teachers will be required to arrange all bus logistics and bus payment once the scholarship is awarded. After the field trip, the school will invoice the museum for the busing costs. Upon receipt of the invoice, and after a two-month processing period, the Museum will reimburse the school for the busing costs to and from the museum, up to the amount of the scholarship award.

Applications can be submitted until Friday, Sept. 29 via email to luannr.kilday@state.nm.us (scanned with signatures), faxed (575.522.3085), or printed and mailed to:
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Rd. Las Cruces, NM 88011
ATTN: LuAnn Kilday

For more information, review the application and program details below:

NMFRHM Big Yellow Bus Scholarship Information

NMFRHM Big Yellow Bus Scholarship Application

NMFRHM Examples of Benchmarks Addressed by Museum Activities

For more information, contact LCPS Communications Coordinator Paul Dahlgren, pdahlgren@lcps.net, (575) 527-5808.