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CNS Pantex Community Investment Fund

CNS Pantex Community Investment Fund and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM) provide a scholarship opportunity to teachers of grades K-5 at Title 1 elementary schools in Region 16 with preference given to campuses that have low-income student enrollment greater than 50 percent. The purpose of the scholarship program is to offset the cost of visiting PPHM. Total grant funding of $10,000 is provided by the CNS Pantex Community Investment Fund and administered through the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum through a series of scholarships.

Scholarships provide funding for students in eligible schools to visit PPHM at reduced cost to the school district by covering the museum admission costs. Although students touring the museum are charged a fee of $3.00 per student, schools receiving a field trip scholarship will have this fee waived.


PPHM brings the history of the Panhandle-Plains Region to life. Our Education Department can customize the perfect field trip for your class - whether you want to guide them on your own, have one of our trained docents lead a tour, you choose what fits best with your curriculum.

PPHM requires a ratio of at least one teacher or chaperone for every 10 students. Teachers/chaperones assigned to a group of students will be admitted free.

Group reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance by clicking "Education" and then “Field Trips” on our website. Reservations can be made by emailing education@pphm.wtamu.edu.

All applications must be postmarked by September 22nd for tours in the fall, and December 15th for tours in the spring. Scholarship award notification will be given by October 1st and January 12th respectively. A final report outlining how the scholarship/PPHM tour was of educational benefit to students will be due no later than two weeks following the field trip, along with the Field Trip Scholarship Program Evaluation.

Type or print the application cover sheet and complete responses to the narrative criteria. Applications must be postmarked by September 22nd. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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