Open for Applications: “Palace Scholars” Program Tryon Palace Program Awards Field-Trip Funding for Title 1 Schools

NEW BERN, N.C. – August 13, 2019

The Tryon Palace Foundation is pleased to open a new round of applications for Palace Scholars, an educational program linking students and educators from Title I schools with funding for field trip opportunities to Tryon Palace. Applications for the second round of Palace Scholars field trip grants, applicable to field trips scheduled during school year 2019/2020, open August 15, and close at 11:59 p.m. September 30, 2019.
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. The program seeks to provide educational opportunities for underserved schools in North Carolina by engaging present and future generations of North Carolinians with their state history through creative interpretation. In recognizing the difficult expense field trips may present to school districts across the state, Palace Scholars has a 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. 
In March 2019, the Tryon Palace Foundation was able to award more than $17,000 in grant funding for 16 Title I schools across the state. 
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.Grant funding may be requested and awarded in amounts up to $1,500. 
For more information about Palace Scholars, or to apply for a grant, visit