Giving Tuesday 2021- Palace Scholars
You can make a difference in a student’s life today by giving to the Palace Scholars field trip program!
Palace Scholars was established by the Tryon Palace Foundation in 2019 to provide field trip grants to North Carolina’s Title I schools whose classrooms often face a cost barrier preventing them from the benefit of multidisciplinary programs that enrich the traditional school curriculum. Palace Scholars is a donor funded program that covers the associated costs of a field trip such as transportation, substitute teacher fees, and admission; to provide underprivileged classrooms with a visit to Tryon Palace and the North Carolina History Center.
From its creation in 2019 to October 2021, over 2,155 students, educators, and parents from 19 schools located in 14 different counties have visited Tryon Palace through the Palace Scholars program. Palace tours and costumed interpretation present these school groups with an engaging, informative way to experience colonial history. Field trips funded by Palace Scholars enhance students’ educational experience as they explore North Carolina’s first capitol and build cultural and historical understanding in connection to the state’s heritage. Without this program, these students might not have had the opportunity to take a field trip and experience history in a personal way.