Education Scholarship Application

EcoClub Application Deadline: Sunday, September 25th, 2022

We will accept scholarship applications for students who join EcoClub mid-year on a rolling basis.

EcoClub and Camp

The Topeka Zoo offered a variety of educational programs both virtually and in person. With so many hands-on activities and animal guests, there is always something new and engaging to learn during our programs.

  • EcoClub provides an opportunity for middle school and high school students who are interested in the environment to meet live animals and develop projects on how they can positively impact the planet.
  • Camps allow students a chance to explore the animal kingdom through animal interactions, behind-the-scenes tours, games, crafts, and more!

Are you interested in becoming part of Eco Club? Fill out the EcoClub Scholarship Application below to become the recipient of the Education Scholarship Fund.

EcoClub Scholarship Deadline:

On a rolling basis throughout the year.

Scholarship Application Below. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

Guidelines

  1. Scholarship consideration is based on need, merit, timeliness of application, and funding availability. At least one letter of recommendation is required for high school students. One letter is encouraged for students in kindergarten through 8th grade on how EcoClub could benefit your student. Letters of recommendation can be written by teachers, principals, counselors, neighbors, family friends, or any non-family members who can speak to the student’s character.
  2. A separate application is required for each child.
  3. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All fields in the application must be completed or the application will not be considered. Review your application thoroughly before submission. Paper applications will not be considered.
  4. Submission of this scholarship application DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN ECOCLUB.
  5. If you apply to a scholarship and are not awarded funds, then you will be responsible for paying the full $125.
  6. Partial scholarships may be awarded.
  7. Due to the competitiveness of scholarships, participation in each meeting is expected. If your child is unable to attend for any reason, please email Education@Topekazoo.org to notify.
  8. Failure to attend EcoClub after receiving a scholarship may affect your eligibility for future scholarships.
  9. Middle School EcoClub runs from 5:15-6:45pm and is the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from September-April. High School EcoClub runs from 5:15-6:45pm and is the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from September-April. Please ensure these EcoClub times work for you, as there are no early drop-off or stay-late options. There may be one or two optional trips on a weekend day as well.
  10. For the essay questions, please have middle and high school applicants answer these themselves. For elementary applicants, a parent/guardian may answer the questions. Please note that all essay question answers must be written in complete sentences.

 

If you have any questions, please call our office before submitting your application. We are happy to assist you. Any questions may be directed to the Education Department at 785-368-9137 or Education@Topekazoo.org.

 

Information provided on this application is considered strictly confidential by the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center. Applications will be reviewed anonymously by our Education Scholarship Fund Committee. Please refer to the https://topekazoo.org/education/clubs/ page for more detailed information on zoo EcoClub dates, times, and details.

Topeka Zoo EcoClub Scholarship Application

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