The Butterfly Wonderland Foundation is pleased to provide opportunities for Arizona Title 1 school classrooms to experience a unique and immersive day of education at Butterfly Wonderland.
In an effort to follow the CDC recommendations related to COVID-19, scholarships for in-person field trips to Butterfly Wonderland have been temporarily suspended. We encourage you to apply for a Virtual Field Trip scholarship and allow us to bring the amazing animals and team members from Butterfly Wonderland LIVE to your class through a virtual broadcast, along with informative videos and curriculum-based activities that can be used before or after your LIVE session to introduce and reinforce STEM concepts. Click here to apply for your Virtual Field Trip now!
The Butterfly Wonderland Foundation receives multiple requests for Title 1 Scholarships every year. There are limited scholarships and application does not guarantee an award. If your class is selected, you will be sent an award letter by email. We use the following criteria and eligibility guidelines in making our award decisions.
Scholarship Criteria & Eligibility
• Title 1 School designation from Arizona Department of Education
• At least 50% of the students eligible for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program
• Scholarship awards are limited to one per school, per semester
When to Apply
• July 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021: Application Submission Period for Fall 2021 Field Trips
• by September 15, 2021: Award Status Notification
• November 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021: Application Submission Period for Spring 2022 Field Trips
• by January 15, 2022: Award Status Notification
How does my school qualify for a scholarship?
The Butterfly Wonderland Foundation considers scholarship applications from qualified Title 1 schools as designated by the Arizona Department of Education. To determine if your school class qualifies, please review the ‘Scholarship Criteria & Eligibility’ section above.
Where do I send my scholarship application?
The Butterfly Wonderland Foundation only accepts scholarship applications through our online process. To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the Title One Scholarship Application above.
My classroom was awarded a scholarship last semester. Can I apply for a scholarship again?
In Arizona, there are more than 1,300 Title I schools working to meet the academic needs of children in low-income communities. The Butterfly Wonderland Foundation would like to provide experiential, hands-on learning opportunities for every Title 1 school classroom, however, if your school classroom has participated in a Title 1 Scholarship field trip within the last scholarship cycle, your application may not be chosen to receive another scholarship so that other Title 1 school classrooms have an equal opportunity to participate in educational field trips. For example, if your classroom participated in a spring field trip, your classroom will not be eligible to participate in a fall field trip.
When does the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation accept scholarship applications?
Title 1 scholarship applications are accepted on a rotating cycle. Please refer to the ‘When to Apply’ section above for specific submission dates.
When will I be contacted about the status of my application?
If your class is selected to receive a Title 1 scholarship, you will be notified via email. Please refer to the ‘When to Apply’ section above for specific notification dates.
What days can my classroom come to Butterfly Wonderland for a field trip?
Field trips can be scheduled Monday – Friday. Available times are listed on the application.
How many students can attend a Title 1 scholarship field trip?
Title 1 schools are required to book a minimum class size of 10, but the scholarship will only cover a maximum of 100, including chaperones. Additional students may be added at the discounted field trip rate of $11.00 each. Additional chaperones outside of the defined ratio can be added at a discounted rate of $15.00 each.
What does the Title 1 scholarship award cover?
If awarded a scholarship, it will cover the full cost of the student self-guided field trip admission (up to the maximum number of students awarded on the scholarship). Adult chaperones are free within a 1:5 ratio for kindergarten through 8th grade and 1:10 ratio for 9th grade through 12th grade.
Additional adults outside these ratios are $15.00 each and are not covered by the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation Scholarship. Additional students above the maximum number awarded by the scholarship will be required to pay the discounted student admission price of $11.00 each.
What if my classroom cannot make the date of my classroom field trip?
Changes to a Title 1 scholarship field trip reservation must be obtained no later than 14 days in advance of your scheduled arrival by calling (480) 800-3000, ext. 206 or emailing email@example.com. Groups arriving with an unauthorized group size will need to submit payment for additional students and/or adults upon arrival. Cash, business check, credit card or PO will be accepted.
Can I apply for a scholarship if my school is not a Title 1 school?
No. Only those schools designated as Title 1 by the Arizona Department of Education may apply for scholarships.
What is Butterfly Wonderland doing to provide a safe environment for classroom field trips?
Butterfly Wonderland continues to monitor and follow guidelines from the CDC and government authorities. Click here for the most updated details on what we are doing to keep guests safe and what to expect when you visit.