WHAT IS A SCHOOLERSHIP?
A Schoolership is full or partial financial aid that allows a classroom of deserving children, grades 2-12, and their teachers to come to Keystone Science School and take part in a traditional two-night, three-day School Program. At KSS we believe all students benefit from experiential learning. The Schoolership program was created in an effort to ensure as many students as possible are able to have the opportunity to attend an outdoor, hands-on education program.
At KSS, we believe in the merit and quality of our programs and we want our programs to be accessible to as many schools as possible. We are happy to provide your school with assistance and resources as you apply for funding from KSS or another potential funder. Please reach out to Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Nora Simmons, with any general questions regarding fundraising or grantwriting.
KSS offers financial assistance to offset the cost of our programs to eligible schools. While no funding is guaranteed, we strive to provide assistance to schools with demonstrated financial need in order to ensure that youth from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances have the opportunity to attend our programs.
The Application Process:
Deadline: Final aid applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Please note KSS does not have a permanent scholarship fund. To provide financial aid, we attempt to match schools with grants/funders as well as soliciting support on the school's behalf. With this in mind, please allow ample time (6 months to one year) for applications to be processed. The grant process is time intensive, so please plan on approximately a year between submitting an application and having a school group attend KSS.
The lead teacher will be notified as soon as we can determine the amount of financial aid we are able to grant. Additionally, KSS staff will be in contact with the lead teacher periodically to provide updates on the status of the application.