Great Parks Forever believes that all members of our community should have access to all that the great outdoors has to offer. The Caleb Simpson Scholarship Fund and Great Parks Forever Scholarship Fund offer families and organizations support to connect a child with nature through financial assistance.


Caleb Simpson’s love of nature often led him to Winton Woods. He enjoyed fishing, hiking and boating in the park near his childhood home. As a young man, Caleb was a friendly and outgoing member of the Great Parks team at Winton Woods Harbor.

In celebration of Caleb’s life and enthusiasm for the outdoors, a scholarship fund has been established in his name. Administered by Great Parks Forever, the Caleb Simpson Scholarship Fund gives families in need of financial assistance the opportunity to send a child to a Great Parks’ nature education program.

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.


To support scholarship opportunities, please donate to Great Parks Forever.