Great Parks Foundation believes that all members of our community should have access to all that the great outdoors has to offer. Great Parks Foundation Scholarship Fund is a way in which families and organizations can connect a child with nature through financial assistance from the Foundation.

Previous grants have  been awarded to elementary schools, which allowed parents, teachers and students to attend various nature programs. Other grants enabled children to attend summer camp.  Participants in day camps have remarked that it was the best camp ever and that they enjoyed everything from canoeing, kayaking and exploring the wetlands to catching the biggest catfish.

Applications are available for individuals and groups who may be eligible. Partial scholarships are available to individuals (both adult and children) who would like to participate in an educational program that costs a minimum of $30 to participate as well as to teachers/group leaders to help offset the cost of a school/group program. All applicants will be considered for a scholarship, but priority will be given to residents or groups who are located in Hamilton County. The award can be up to 75% of the cost of the program with a maximum of $300.

Applications must be mailed in or dropped off at Great Parks, 10245 Winton Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45231.