Application | Mount St. Helens Institute Field Trip Programs Financial Assistance

In order to make the volcano accessible to ALL youth from around the region, the Mount St. Helens Institute offers reduced-rate and fee-waived virtual programs for schools and youth groups that qualify. Financial assistance is only possible through the support of our generous foundations, supporters and individual donors.

Each school/group is evaluated individually, based on the needs of the group.

To apply for financial assistance, please complete the following application. This application is for virtual fields. Funds are limited and funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Mount St. Helens Institute will reply to your application within 2 weeks. Please reach out to us directly by emailing if you do not hear back about your financial assistance application.

For more information about financial assistance and to view our criteria, please visit our website:
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Email *
I am applying for financial assistance for...
You may select both.  Our virtual field trips are designed to complement in-person field trips.
Group Information
School/Youth Group Name *
Teacher/Organizer First & Last Name *
School/Organization City *
School/Organization County *
School/Organization State *
Describe the type of group: *
What age/grade level is your group? *
What percentage of students in your school/group are from low-income homes? Please provide a number value (such as 75%). *
Please describe your students opportunity need. *
Is your group able to contribute to the program fee? If so, how much are you able to contribute? *
What are your learning outcomes? How does this field trip connect to your curriculum?
If selected for funding, will you be commit to the completing the following? (Check all that apply) *
Once we receive your application, we will respond with an email from Sometimes our emails are filtered and are not received. Please provide a phone number for which we can call or text to notify you when we send an email regarding your award eligibility. *
For the phone number provided above, what type of phone number is this? *
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