Heritage, Cape Cod Five award scholarships to local schools

Scholarships to fund admission, travel expenses and programs for students

Do you remember your first museum visit? Many of us experienced a museum for the first time while on a school field trip. Unfortunately, fewer children today are able to participate in field trips as financial pressures force schools to eliminate them.

Heritage Museums & Gardens and The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust are pleased to announce the continuation of a scholarship program established to expose more students across Cape Cod to museum learning experiences by eliminating the burden of field trip funding for schools. Classrooms across Cape Cod were invited this fall to apply for the opportunity to visit Heritage to participate in one of many educational experiences on a range of topics. Each interactive program is accompanied by information and activities designed to help connect the museum program to classroom curriculum.

“We are so proud to be able to offer this scholarship to students all across the Cape, and to have a partner like the Cape Cod Five Charitable Foundation Trust  onboard to help present the cultural and life experiences that trips to Heritage can teach our youth is truly something special,” said Heritage Museums & Gardens Executive Director, Ellen Spear.

The Cape Cod Five recognizes the value of meaningful educational experiences at museums and the impact that these experiences have on young people. The Scholarship, established by a generous grant from the Bank’s Charitable Foundation Trust, will underwrite museum admission, program fees and round-trip transportation costs for five Cape Cod schools. The school groups will visit Heritage Museums & Gardens between April and June of this coming 2012 season.

On the establishment of this scholarship, David B. Willard, Secretary of the Foundation, said, “What better way for students to understand the relevance and relationship of history to the present than to transport them to one of the premier destinations on all of Cape Cod, Heritage Museums & Gardens?”

The scholarship selection committee is pleased to announce that the 2011-2012 scholarship recipients are:

This is the third round of scholarships offered by Heritage and The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust since the program’s inception in the spring of 2010.

Courtesy Heritage Museums & Gardens.

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