The Museum offers a wide range of interdisciplinary, curriculum-based tour experiences for pre-K through high school. Exploring the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, students are encouraged to think broadly about and make personal connections with works of art. Through engagement with works of art, students strengthen important skills that are necessary for success in all subject areas and in their lives.
This fund sponsors bus transportation for school groups (pre-K though grade 12) coming for a guided or self-guided visit to the museum. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis for schools demonstrating need. Approved applicants will be provided with a bus scholarship up to $250. The scholarship will be paid after the visit. Scholarships are subject to availability. Priority is given to school groups with previously confirmed tour dates for spring 2015.
Refer to FAQs below for more specific information about eligibility, application processes, acceptance criteria, and more. To apply, fill out the MFAH bus scholarship fund application and send it by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q) Who is eligible for the MFAH Bus Scholarship Fund?
A) The MFAH Bus Scholarship is available to all Houston area schools (public or private) demonstrating need with Title I schools given priority.
Q) How do I apply?
A) First, submit an online request form for a guided or self-guided visit, and within 3 days of that submission, send a completed bus-scholarship application form to email@example.com or by fax to 713.639.7706. Scholarships are subject to availability. Educators are encouraged to complete application materials in advance and submit them immediately after submitting an online tour request.
Q) When will I find out the final status of my application for the bus scholarship?
A) Notification will be given via e-mail or phone within 5 business days of the submission date of your application.
Q) If awarded the bus scholarship, how do I receive payment for the bus?
A) After your visit, you have 60 days to submit your bus invoice to the MFAH (by mail to ATTN: Education Department, P.O. Box 6826, Houston, TX, 77265-6826 or by fax to 713.639.7707). Once the invoice is received, the MFAH will pay for one round trip from your school to the MFAH by bus, or up to $250. If bus costs exceed $250, the school/individual(s) are responsible for the remaining costs. If you do not submit an invoice within the 60 days, your scholarship will no longer be valid, and all expenses will be the sole responsibility of the school/individual(s).
Q) Can I change my requested date?
A) If absolutely necessary, you may request to change the date of your guided tour or self-guided visit if the request is made at least 4 weeks in advance and your previous request and bus scholarship application have not been processed. Please contact the tours assistant firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.639.7858.
Q) How do I cancel my requested date and bus scholarship application?
A) Please give as much notice as possible when canceling a guided tour or self-guided visit. Any costs incurred by the school prior to the scheduled date are the sole responsibility of the school/individual(s). Contact the tours assistant at email@example.com or 713.639.7858.
Q) How can I best prepare for my visit?
A) To enhance your visit, the MFAH provides curriculum resources free of charge through the Kinder Foundation Education Center.
All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.