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Transportation Scholarships

**UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: the Learning Center is NOT AVAILABLE.  Students on field trips will need to eat their lunches on the buses or at the picnic tables available near the Visitor Center.**

Regional Pennsylvania school districts are encouraged to apply for transportation funding to visit Flight 93 National Memorial and participate in educational programming with the National Park Service Education Specialist for grade levels 4-12.

Spring Registration: open January 3 - March 25 or until available program slots are full. 
Fall Registration: open May 1 - September 30 or until available program slots are full. 

Transportation Application Packet (2022 applicants ONLY!)

To apply, please send the following items: (only COMPLETE applications will be considered)

  • completed application
  • completed acknowledgment page
  • itemized quote from your chosen bus company that indicates the bus company name, # of buses, # of miles, extra driver fees, etc.
  • letter of support from your superintendent

 Apply By Mail:

Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial, P.O. Box 911, Shanksville, PA 15560 

Apply By E-Mail:

Donna Gibson, Executive Director: [email protected] with the subject line
"Transportation Funding Request: (school name)."

IMPORTANT GRANT INFORMATION - these items appear on the Acknowledgement Page!

  • Transportation grant scholarships come on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Arrangements for transportation to and from Flight 93 National Memorial will be the responsibility of the teacher or group leader participating.
  • After the education program takes place, bus invoicing must be billed to the Friends. Invoices must include a cover sheet with payment information and instructions for Friends' staff to process grant funding to bus company vendors. 
  • Invoices MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 30 DAYS of the trip date, otherwise, the grant recipient forfeits the awarded grant.
  • Application for a transportation scholarship does not guarantee financial assistance will be available for your group.
  • Only groups with documented approval prior to the date of visit will receive transportation scholarship payments. 
  • Grants may only be used to transport students from the home school district, to the memorial, and back to the home district - NO ADDITIONAL STOPS ARE PERMITTED.
  • No food is available for sale at Flight 93 National Memorial.  All trips will need to make plans for feeding their students (packed lunches, etc.)
  • NO PHOTOGRAPHY is permitted inside the Flight 93 National Memorial VISITOR CENTER due to copyright.  This includes photos taken for any reason - including yearbooks, selfies, etc.  Photography is encouraged everywhere else in the memorial.

National Park Service Education Program Outlines are available

The educational programming at Flight 93 National Memorial includes lesson plans geared towards grades 4-5 grade, 6-8, and grade levels 9-12, respectively, with a focus on themes of action, honor, democracy, and teamwork.

These programs utilize multimedia, exhibits, oral presentations, and the memorial landscape to deliver a unique learning opportunity. The Flight 93 National Memorial Learning Center is a classroom where teachers, students, park rangers, and volunteers identify and explore the story of Flight 93, and September 11, 2001. Program lengths are adjustable depending on visitation time.

Special thanks to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, Pirates Charities, and the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program for supporting the education outreach program for the Friends of Flight 93 and at Flight 93 National Memorial.