Scholarships

TITLE I Schools - Request grant funds to bring your class to the Bowers!

Over 4000 students have visited the Bowers Museum and Kidseum as a part of our School Partnership Program during the 2017-2018 school year!

Tours and art classes at the Bowers Museum and Kidseum provide unique opportunities for students of all levels to engage with cultural arts from around the world.

The Bowers Museum School Partnership Program is being offered to Title I schools as a way to encourage teachers to integrate the arts across the curriculum and as an extension of their classroom.

If you are a Title I school, you are welcome to apply for grant funds to assist with tour admission and art class, and partial transportation reimbursement!


Scholarships Spring 2019

To apply for a scholarships please first submit a application with the dates your school would like to visit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via fax to the Tours Office. Funding is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Submission of an application does not garuntee funding. Applications must be received within the corresponding submission window to your tour date. If awarded funding, you will be contacted by Bowers Museum staff to finalize your field trip. If funding is unable to be awarded the school will have the option to cancel their tour date or pay the balance for the tour. From now until December 31, 2018 the Bowers will be accepting applications for dates in January through May 2019. The tours office will no longer be holding applications past the submission dates— schools are welcome to reapply within the next submission window. Each approved school will receive grant funding to cover tour admission and art classes (for up to 70 students). Approved schools will be expected to fund any remaining balances. All schools will receive an invoice prior to their visit date(s) with payment due by the date indicated on the invoice. Approved schools will also be reimbursed up to $250 per bus, per visit. To receive bus reimbursement, please submit a copy of your transportation invoice along with clearly marked “pay to” information no more than 60 days after your scheduled tour date and the Bowers will issue a reimbursement check to your designated school or district for up to $250 per bus.

Download 2019 Scholarship Application


Grant Guidelines & Requirements:

Criteria for being selected to receive scholarship funds for tours, art classes, and transportation will be based on:

  • Qualification as a Title I school (subject to verification).
  • Submission of completed School Partnership application within the appropriate corresponding submission dates.
  • Completion of requested surveys/evaluation forms by teachers on each visit.
  • Following your visit, you may be asked to submit “thank you” letters addressed to the Bowers Museum or funding source (additional information will provided by the Tours Office).
  • Each approved school will receive grant funding to cover 100% of their tour admission and art classes for up to 70 students per visit. Approved schools will be expected to fund any remaining balance or visits not covered by grant funds, and will receive an invoice prior to their visit date(s), with payment due no more than 30 days after their scheduled visit.
  • To receive bus reimbursement, please submit a copy of your transportation invoice along with clearly marked “pay to” information no more than 60 days after your scheduled tour date, and the Bowers will issue a reimbursement check to your designated school or district for up to $250 per bus, per visit.

 questions? 

Please contact the Tours Office at 714-567-3680 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Special funding for scholarships has been provided by:

the sergerstrom foundation             james irvine foundation                bowers museum