Zoo Investigations Scholarship Application 2022-23
Zoo Investigations (virtual program) Scholarship Application
for grades K-5

NOTE: Zoo Investigations is a web-based (virtual) program. 
(Zoo Explorers is the in-person, on-grounds program - information here.)
The objective of this scholarship is to provide Chicago-based classes with the opportunity to participate in a Zoo Investigations program with Lincoln Park Zoo. Dates are subject to availability if scholarship is awarded.
During this web-based program, your students will take on the role of zoo scientists in this interactive virtual program series facilitated online by a zoo educator. They will develop their science skills as they make observations, gather data, and propose solutions to authentic animal care challenges.
This program does not include live animals, though footage and images of animals in Lincoln Park Zoo’s care will be a part of the program. 

Lincoln Park Zoo will provide scholarship recipients with Zoo Investigations programs with a maximum capacity of 35 students per program. Staff will work with you to determine the best platform for you and your students.

Scholarships are limited, and submitting a scholarship application does not guarantee receipt of a scholarship. Lincoln Park Zoo awards scholarships based on the application essay and needs of students. 

*Teacher First Name:
*Teacher Last Name:
*Teacher Email Address:
*Teacher Phone Number:
*School Name:
*School City:
*School State/Province:
*School Phone Number:
School Fax Number:
*Is the school a Chicago Public School (CPS) school?
*Student grade level:
If other, please specify.
*Number of classes
*Estimated number of students per class
(limited to 35 students per class)
*Please check any statements that apply:

Essay Response

Please respond to the following question. Responses may be typed in another program and pasted into the windows below. Response must 400 words of less.

*Please explain why your school is in need of financial assistance and how taking part in a Zoo Investigations program would support your learning goals.
*How did you find out about this scholarship program?
Scholarship recipients will be notified by email and will discuss details with a zoo educator at a later date.
Click "Continue" below and this application will be submitted automatically. 
Thank you!

All Content © Lincoln Park Zoo.
2001 North Clark Street · Chicago, IL 60614 · 312-742-2000

Lincoln Park Zoo is open 365 days a year and is FREE every day!