Partners in the Parks is an outdoor experiential learning program coordinated by the National Collegiate Honors Council. Partners in the Parks projects at national parks across the country offer unique opportunities for collegiate honors students and faculty to visit areas of the American landscape noted for their beauty, significance and lasting value. Our first project, at Bryce Canyon National Park, was organized in 2007 as a 2016 Centennial Initiative Program with Cedar Breaks National Monument as the sponsoring park unit. Since then we have sponsored 55 projects at 37 different parks for over 500 student participants. Seminars led by university faculty and park personnel will include historical, scientific, cultural, and other important areas unique to a given park. Projects will also take advantage of exciting recreational opportunities in the parks to broaden participant's understanding of the overall value of national parks to our country and its citizens.
Please note: NCHC scholarships are only available for New York, Boston, and the Virgin Islands. Scholarships may be available from state or regional organizations.
|Virgin Islands||January 4-10|
|Cedar Breaks National Monument||January 15-18|
|Appalachian Trail: Harpers Ferry||May 21-28|
|Zion National Park||June 1-6|
|Mammoth Cave National Park||June 5-11|
|New York City: Gateway to America||June 18-25|
|Missouri National Recreational River||June 18-25|
|Acadia: Directors Retreat||July 17-23|
|Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Site||August 7-13|
|Mount Rainier National Park|
Scholarships are available for PITP experiences. To apply for financial assistance, check the opportunities below.
Florida Collegiate Honors Council:
Southern Regional Honors Council:
Northeast Regional Honors Council: