MILES Grant Program for Schools
Sinclair Oil Companies generously provides funding for a grant program for schools in the Rocky Mountain West to visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West on a field trips. This grant that helps defray the costs of transportation and lodging, in whole or part, for our MILES (Museum Interpretation, Learning, and Enrichment for Students) program. It also provides scholarships to schools throughout the region that covers the cost of admission for school field trips to the Center.
If you are interested in learning more about our MILES grant program for your students, please e-mail Alex Martin or call her at 307-578-4028. Click on the links below to fill out a MILES application.
About the MILES Program
Sinclair Oil Companies has once again made it possible for the Buffalo Bill Center of the West to provide assistance for lodging, transportation, and scholarships to schools scheduling field trips during the school year. We are thrilled that the funding once again allows us to offer scholarships to schools outside of Park County, Wyoming to visit the Center. Guided experiences and self-guided field trips are all eligible for these scholarships. Raptor programs are not eligible.
This grant also continues to support school visits to the Center for schools that need lodging and transportation assistance. Lodging assistance is available to schools that cannot make the trip to and from Cody in one day. However, the Center only considers assistance for the cost of one night’s lodging. Since we are limited by the size of the grant, we suggest that you send your application(s)in early. While we do try to offer as much funding as possible, awards will vary from partial to full funding based on your application, as well as the amount of funding available.
Please note, that there is no application deadline. These grants and scholarships are offered on a first-come first-serve basis. We will notify you of lodging and transportation decisions within 30-days and scholarship decisions within 14-days of receiving your application.
Visiting MILES students share their thanks!
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“My class and I could try for a hundred years and could not thank you enough for giving us the grant to go to Cody. It was the best field trip ever and I will never forget you for allowing us to go on this amazing trip. We learned so much and almost none of it could have been taught in a classroom.”
—6th Grader, Lincoln Elementary, Rock Springs, Wyoming