School program scholoarships

A limited number of scholarships are available for school groups participating in the museum's school programs to cover program fees; there maybe be additional scholarship funds to cover bus costs.

Typically, full scholarships are awarded to schools if 50 percent or more of their students are eligible for a free/reduced lunch program. Schools with less than 50 percent may be considered for a half scholarship. Schools can request a scholarship by submitting an application. Please note: programs cannot be scheduled prior to scholarship review. Questions? Please call Public Education at (785) 864.4173.


We appreciate the support of several donors who have made these scholarships available. Click here to learn about giving for scholarships.

How to submit bus costs:

If awarded bus funds as part of your scholarship, there are two options for how these costs can be paid: (1) forward a copy of the unpaid bus invoice with your trip marked on it to us and we will pay the bus company directly, OR (2) submit a copy of the paid invoice as proof of payment (it needs to show that payment has been made) along with a completed W-9 form for the school or other entity that paid. Please Note: details on the W-9 must match the entity being paid.

Email paperwork to or mail to: Attention: Bus Invoice Public Education KU Natural History Museum Dyche Hall, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd Lawrence, KS 66045-7593.