Tel: (623) 322-2001

9617 N Metro Pkwy W, STE 2214 Phoenix, AZ 85051 US

How can I apply?

Note: Submission of your application is not a guarantee of funds.  Field Trip Assistance forms are reviewed throughout the school year pending review from our Scholarship Review Committee, and funding will be granted in accordance with need.  Please be sure to submit your application with your Request for Field Trip Information Form for the most expedient response.  As soon as a determination is made regarding funding, Our Education Coordinator will contact you.

This program is funded completely by the generosity of corporations and individuals in our community that share our mission to provide quality STEM education to ALL Arizona Students. 

Because of this shared commitment, we are called upon to not only demonstrate the needs of the community these awards are given to, but also to provide feedback from the children themselves about their experience at the Challenger. 

We respectfully request that as a participant in this program a Pre-Evaluation is submitted by the teacher before the Field Trip, and that your kids write us a note after to let us know how they felt about their time with us.  These are invaluable in enabling us to continue to provide this program in the years to come!

What Field Trips can these funds be used for?

Field Trip Assistance forms are reviewed four times per school year.

  • September 30
  • November 30
  • January 31
  • May 31st 

  Letters of award will be emailed to the listed contact  following the review meeting.

Field Trip assistance Program

when will I know if my class has been approved for aid?

What do we need to do if we are accepted?

Challenger Space Center Field Trip Assistance's Fund help schools that demonstrate financial need through participation in government assistance programs (Free and Reduced Lunch Program, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Title 1) .

When can the Field Trip assistance funds be used?​

The funds can be applied to the simulated missions, workshops or emission programs presented by  the Challenger Space Center Staff. The field trip programs explore topics that address the Arizona Academic Content Standards. 

NEO Landing (25% assistance eligible)

Spaced Out (25% assistance eligible)

Space Place (25% assistance eligible)

Destination Space (25% assistance eligible)

Mission: Rendezvous with a Comet (50% assistance eligible)

Mission: Voyage to Mars (50% assistance eligible)

Mission: Return to the Moon (50% assistance eligible)

Outreach: Stardust (25% assistance eligible)

Outreach: E-Mission: Operation Montserrat (25% assistance eligible)

We have fliers available below:

 AZ Challenger's Simulated Space Missions

AZ Challenger's Space Workshops

Field Trip Assistance funds are available for school programs provided Throughout the year.

Simply fill out the Request Field Trip Information Form, the link can be found below.  At the bottom of the form there is a downloadable application for our Field Trip Assistance Program.  Just fill it out, and submit it with your Request for Information. 

Please do your best to complete the form in it's entirety.  It is a vital tool in helping us to assist you in making this program available to your class.