Supreme Court Field Trip Transportation Grants

The Supreme Court of Ohio is offering grants to help schools defray the transportation costs to visit the Supreme Court of Ohio and its Visitor Education Center during the current school year.

All Ohio schools that receive state funds are welcome to apply. Grants will be awarded based on the percentage of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program as reported by the Ohio Department of Education. Schools will be eligible to receive one grant for students fourth grade and above.

Preference will be given to schools that did not receive transportation grant funds during school years 2016-17 or 2017-18.

Categories

The amount of the grant will be based on the one-way distance from your school to the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center. There are three categories:

Less than 50 miles $220

51 to 100 miles $330

101 or more miles $440

The Supreme Court Visitor Education Center is a dynamic teaching tool, offering students - fourth grade and above - an inside look at Ohio courts. School tours also include a visit to the courtroom, featuring brilliant artwork that portrays Ohio's history, culture, and commerce.

How to Apply

Applications may be submitted online by authorized teachers and school administrators. Completed applications will be accepted until Sept. 28, 2018. Only online applications will be accepted.

Reimbursements to Schools

A reimbursement check will be sent to the school principal or administrator within 30 days after the field trip. No funds will be distributed prior to the scheduled trip.

For more information, please email courtTours@sc.ohio.gov.