Palace Scholars

Palace Scholars is an educational program linking students and educators from Title I schools with funding for field trip opportunities to Tryon Palace. This program hopes to connect present and future North Carolinians with their state history in an engaging and informative format. Palace Scholars is a grant-based program for Title I schools in North Carolina, and recipients will be selected and awarded annually through an application process. Tryon Palace has the goal of ensuring all students – regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic background – have the opportunity to benefit from multidisciplinary programs that provide supplementation to traditional curriculum.

The Tryon Palace Foundation invites all educators at Title I schools in North Carolina to apply for a field-trip grant. Grants may be used for all field-trip associated costs, including, but not limited to: transportation, admissions, and substitute teacher fees.

Grants may be awarded in any amount up to $1,500 for the 2019/2020 School Year.

Applications for the 2019/2020 school year are currently closed.

Please download and print the Palace Scholars informational sheet and the Palace Scholars Application form below. Once filled out, please email application to Krystal Eldred at

Palace Scholars Information
Palace Scholars Application

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