Funding Your Tour


School Tours of America operates on the belief that every child deserves an opportunity to experience the power of travel. Our policies and programs are designed to work with families and support our Group Leaders.

 

Preferred Payment Plans

Choose what works for your family

Pay in Full

Pay the entirety of your trip cost upon registering.

EzPay

Make monthly payments that are automatically deducted from your account.

Pay-as-you-go

Decide when you pay & the amount. ($6/payment fee)

 

Fundraising

Create your own free website and raise funds with MyTourFund.com.

Need help raising funds?

Utilize the power of social media & crowdfunding within MyTour Fund where 100% of the funds raised are applied to your trip!

Sample MyTour Fund Page

LOG IN

After registering for your trip, you are eligible for a free MyTour Fund account.

LOVE IT

Personalize your page with pictures, video, and your own unique message.

LAUNCH IT

Share your page with friends and family via social media and email.

 

"[MyTour Fund] was an easy way to share where I was going, when I was going, and how much needed to be raised.
And it was EASY for my friends and family to give."

-Colby R.

 

Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

There are many organizations that offer student scholarships for educational travel based upon need and merit. School Tours of America is always looking for available scholarships or grants and will share them here along with our suggestions and other resources on how to best acquire these funds

Jan Wright Memorial Scholarship

The staff of School Tours of America have established this scholarship in memory of our beloved friend & educational tour pioneer. This scholarship of up to $500 is awarded to a deserving student based on financial need, merit & must be nominated by a Group Leader.

Scholarships for Students

A variety of non-profit organizations such as the Student Youth Tour Association (www.syta.org) have scholarships for deserving students.

More Scholarship information
  • Road Scholarship
    • The Program awards funds to youth who, for various reasons are unable to afford the cost of their group's educational travel. visit website
  • National Youth Day Out
    • The National Youth Day Out program provides a one-day travel experience for deserving classes around the United States and Canada. visit website
  • Silver Lining Program
    • This program recognizes deserving high school students who have demonstrated through their action, intention, or circumstance the desire to expand their awareness, creating a dramatic life change. visit website

Corporate Grants & Grant Programs

A number of national companies have established grants for travel and education. These grants are generally awarded to a group and thus require the Tour Director or Teacher to apply. Please review each program for guidelines and requirements.

Corporate Grants for Student Travel
  • Verizon Foundation The Verizon Foundation offers teachers grants to promote literacy and fund educational causes. visit website
  • Target Field Trip Grant
      As part of the Target commitment to education, our one-of-a-kind, innovative Target Field Trip Grants program will award as many as 5,000 educators' grants of up to $800 each to fund a student field trip. visit website
  • Grant Programs

    Tips for Grant Apps. & Grant Search Engines

    We have compiled a list of helpful articles on how to best apply for grant funds as well as search engines to assist in finding new grants. Additionally, please contact our Fundraising & Grant Specialist to learn other valuable funding tips.

    Grant Writing-Tips