The "Share the Gardens Scholarship Fund" helps financially-challenged school districts bring students to experience Hershey Gardens.
Qualifying schools may apply for funds to cover the cost of a field trip to Hershey Gardens, including the indoor Butterfly Atrium. Up to $200 per bus is also covered.
Who is eligible?
Any Pennsylvania school that has 75% or more students who are eligible for free- or reduced-price lunches under the National School Lunch program.
What can the funds be used for?
The scholarship funds may be used for student admission fees to visit Hershey Gardens with their school.
If transportation costs will prohibit a field trip, scholarship funds may be used to cover up to $200 per bus for a field trip to Hershey Gardens. We encourage teachers to look for alternative funding for transportation in order to make the fund available to as many students as possible.
What programs are available?
When can we visit?
Schools may visit using Share the Gardens Scholarship Funds from September through March.
- Schools may bring up to 120 students in September and October.
- Schools may bring up to 60 students November through March.
How do we apply?
Funds are dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration is closed for the 2016-2017 school year. The 2017-2018 school year registration start date is Monday, August 14.
Proceeds from the concert series “Conservatory Notes” goes to the Share the Gardens Scholarship Fund.
Please consider a donation to this important program. Call 717.298.2203 for more information on how to donate.