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 this year! Currently, we have reached the end of our funding for the 2016-2017 school year.  Please check back with us on September 1, 2017 to learn about new scholarship opportunities for the 2017-2018 school year!


Tours and art classes at the Bowers Museum 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. Your school may be eligible to receive grant funds to cover all or part of a tour, art class, and up to $250 reimbursement per bus. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis. The submission of an application does not guarantee funding.


Starting September 1, 2017, we will be accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Please check back with our website or contact the Tours Office directly for updated scholarship applications.

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.
  • Attendance to an Educator Open House or Teacher Training is currently not required in order to remain eligible for grant funding in the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Each approved school will receive up to $500 per visit, with a maximum of 2 visits per school, for a total possible value of $1000. Approved schools will be expected to fund any remaining balance, and will receive an invoice prior to their visit date(s), with payment due 2 weeks before your scheduled visit.
  • Completion of requested evaluation forms by teachers on each visit. Following your visit, you may be asked to submit “thank you” letters (additional information will provided by the Tours Office).
  • To receive bus reimbursement, please submit your transportation invoice along with clearly marked “pay to” information no more than 90 days after your scheduled tour date, and the Bowers will reimburse your designated school or district up to $250 per bus.


Special funding for scholarships has been provided by:


the sergerstrom foundation             james irvine foundation                bowers museum