• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Scholarship Information

Each year scholarships are available for qualifying schools. The funds reduce the cost per student from $8.93 to $3.93 on Big River Journey field trips.

To qualify for scholarship funds, schools must have:

  • at least 50% participation in free/reduced lunch program, and/or;
  • student enrollment of students of color at or greater than 50%.

If interested in receiving scholarship funds, indicate it on the registration form.
Scholarships will be allocated to qualifying schools. Scholarships are not granted until we have received a statement from your school's principal identifying the basis of your eligibility, and you have received back from us a letter confirming your scholarship.

For Further Information:
Brian Goodspeed (e-mail) or call (651) 293-8414.

Did You Know?

Itasca, Headwaters of the Mississippi River

The river is so shallow at Lake Itasca that children can walk across the Mississippi. Between Governor Nicholls Wharf and Algiers Point in New Orleans, the Mississippi is more than 200 feet deep.