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Partners in the Parks

P8090326 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. 

2017 Projects
Virgin IslandsJanuary 4-10

2016 Projects
Cedar Breaks National MonumentJanuary 15-18
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park May 20-26 (Full)
Appalachian Trail: Harpers FerryMay 21-28
Zion National Park June 1-6
Mammoth Cave National Park June 5-11
New York City: Gateway to AmericaJune 18-25
Missouri National Recreational RiverJune 18-25
Acadia: Directors RetreatJuly 17-23
Glacier National ParkJuly 25-30 (Full)
Olympic National ParkJuly 25-30 (Full)
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation SiteAugust 7-13

From 2015
Mount Rainier National Park

Registration Form

Scholarship Application

Project Evaluation Form

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:




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National Collegiate Honors Council
1100 Neihardt Residence Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
540 North 16th St.
Lincoln, Nebraska

Tel: 402-472-9150
Fax: 402-472-9152


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