Thanks to the generous support from JPMorgan Chase Bank, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for individual education programs. 

Full scholarships are available for children that are interested in learning about our natural world, but could not otherwise attend due to financial limitations.


Scholarships are offered for the following Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens EDU programs:

  • Zoo Tots (Semester-long program for ages 3-5)

  • Nature's Newbies (Semester-long program for ages 1-3)

  • Homeschool Zoocademy (Seven-month program for ages 5-18)

  • Winter Zoo Camp (Week-long day camp for ages 5-12)

  • Spring Zoo Camp (Week-long day camp for ages 5-12)

  • Summer Zoo Camp (Week-long day camp for ages 5-13)

Details of each program can be found on our website.


Please note: 

  • Scholarships do not include transportation assistance or pre-ordered lunches (available during summer camp only).

  • One scholarship per participant may be awarded annually.

  • Deadline to submit applications varies with each program. The deadline date will be listed on the application.

  • Scholarships are limited, and an application does not guarantee a spot in a program.

  • Scholarships are awarded for one week of camp only, per participant.


Application Process:

  • Complete the JPMorgan Chase Bank Education Scholarship Application.

  • Attach a copy of current tax return (black out social security numbers).

  • Attach the adult's letter of request, stating your reason for requesting financial assistance.

  • Attach the child's statement of interest from the participant applying for the scholarship.

Once the required forms have been received, the application will be reviewed by our Education Scholarship Committee. An application missing any of the above information will be considered incomplete, and will not be considered for a scholarship.

Summer Zoo Camp 2016 Chase Scholarship Application - CLOSED

Homeschool Zoocademy 2016-2017 Chase Scholarship Application - CLOSED

Please send the completed application to:

 Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Attn: EDU Department

370 Zoo Parkway

Jacksonville FL 32218

Fax:  (904) 757-2444