MacMillan Field Trip Grants


How It Works:

  • Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Schools may apply annually; having received a reward in a previous year does not make a school ineligible.
  • MacMillan Field Trip Grants may not be used in combination with other MNHS transportation subsidies on the same field trip date.

Please Gather the Following Before You Apply:

  • The distance between your school and the Minnesota History Center (345 Kellogg Blvd. West, Saint Paul, MN 55102)
  • The number of students who will attend the field trip.
  • The name of the Minnesota Historical Society metro historic site or museum you intend to visit.
  • The date of your intended field trip.

To Apply:

  • Fill out the online application.
  • If funds are available, reservation of a field trip will secure your scholarship funding which must be done separately by contacting the specific site directly or filling out the field trip request form.

Your Field Trip:

  • Applying for a MacMillan Field Trip Grant does not schedule your field trip. Be sure to book your field trip.
  • If you are awarded a MacMillan Field Trip Grant but need to change the date of your field trip, please contact the field trip site to reschedule your visit and email the new date to

2018-19 School Year MacMillan Field Trip Grant subsidy rates:


Per student transportation subsidy

Per student meal/lodging subsidy

Potential TOTAL per student subsidy

ZONE 1: 50 – 99 miles




ZONE 2: 100 – 149 miles




ZONE 3: 150 miles or more


$10 (meal); $25 (lodging)