Fossil Fuel Fund Application

The Sam Noble Museum Fossil Fuel Fund is designed to provide financial support for field trip expenses to educators and students. Expenses can include transportation, admission and program fees.

Since implementation in 2007, the Fossil Fuel Fund has received support from President Boren, the Whitten-Newman Foundation, H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust, the Puterbaugh Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, Inc., the Grand River Dam Authority and the Sam Noble Museum Board of Visitors.

All educators (PreK-12) are eligible to apply on behalf of their schools. Schools must be located in Oklahoma. Only one application per school will be funded per school year (September-May.) If a school has been funded once in a school year, it will become eligible to apply again in the next school year. If more than one teacher at a school wishes to apply, it is strongly encouraged they communicate prior to applying and partner together to complete the application.

Completed applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis. The application deadline is the 1st of each month. All applicants will be notified of their status by email no later than seven (7) days following the application deadline. If your school needs notification of selection status prior to that time, please contact us immediately after your completed application has been sent.

A completed application will include: 1) A complete online Fossil Fuel Fund application form (below) and 2) a letter from a school administrator that addresses the financial need of the school and the desired benefit of the field trip for students. Letters may be attached to the online form, faxed to (405) 325-4436 or emailed to

If you have questions, please call the Education Department at (405) 325-1008 or email us.


Funding Application

School Information

Percent of total students at school on free or reduced-priced lunches (or other measure of poverty rate at school).


Trip Information

Please enter dates in the format: mm/dd/yyyy.

If none of your dates can be honored, we will contact you to discuss other options.

The museum opens at 9:30 a.m. for groups during the school year and 10 a.m. in the summer.

Please select one (1) Educational Program for your students (if desired).

Educational programs are available between Labor Day and the third week of May.
Programs are limited to a maximum of 25 students per session. Groups with more than 25 students will be placed in multiple sessions. Program scheduling is subject to availability. If you have a special time request please specify it in the Notes section.

Please provide a brief explanation of how a field trip to the museum will benefit your students and fit into your curricula.

Administrator Letter

Each application must include a letter from the school's administrator that addresses the financial need of the school and the desired benefit of the field trip for students. Letters may also be faxed to (405)325-4436 or emailed to

 Attached to this form By Fax By Email