Tom Goad Scholarship Fund (Title 1)

Why We Encourage Learning

Tom Goad ScholarshipThe Tom Goad Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to assist San Diego County Title I schools in bringing students to Balboa Park for a day. These great museums and institutions provide an educational opportunity for young and curious minds. In 2014, Friends of Balboa Park sponsored over 3,000 students, teachers and chaperones from this program.

At the close of the 2015-2016 school year, our scholarship funding summary can be found here. This scholarship program has been funded from generous donors, year round, and would not be able to do this without their support. We continually search for grants and sponsorship opportunities to ensure this program continues for the betterment of future generations. In addition to Friends of Balboa Park’s support the 2016-2017 field trips have also been sponsored by

Field Trip Sponsors

Competitor Group Inc. (Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon)

The WD-40 Company Foundation at The San Diego Foundation

and The Rice Family Foundation

If you’d like to support the School Field Trip funding, please contact Leslie Yu, Community Programs Coordinator, at or to make an online donation in support of this program, click the donate button below.

Where to Start

school field tripIf you’re a teacher or school administrator and not quite sure where to begin. Below are the available institutions within Balboa Park. Click on the links to be directed to the institution’s education page for program and tour guidelines. We recommend to contact the institutions directly to schedule your trips as schedules regularly change. But we are here to help, contact for general questions about planning an upcoming trip.

Fleet Science Center 

Japanese Friendship Garden 

Mingei International Museum 

Museum of Photographic Arts

San Diego Air & Space Museum 

San Diego Art Institute 

San Diego Automotive Museum 

San Diego History Center 

San Diego Model Railroad Museum 

San Diego Museum of Man 

San Diego Natural History Museum 

San Diego Zoo school field trip

San Diego Museum of Art 

The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park 

Timken Museum of Art 

WorldBeat Cultural Center 

If you are a teacher or school administrator, please click here for the Tom Goad Scholarship Application. Applications are accepted year-round and can be sent in via:
Fax: 1 (619) 330-2323
Mailed: Friends of Balboa Park
2125 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101
Any questions, please contact the office at: or (619) 232-2282.

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