For teachers who provide instruction in science for students in grades K-6, or educators who support those teachers

For teachers who provide instruction in science for students in grades 6-12, or educators who support those teachers

Scholarships (at a value of $1,840) are available for current Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior High School students for the 2023 Student Leadership Academy. 

*All scholarships are non-credit. However, students may select a college credit option through Nicholls State University for a fee to be covered by the student. More information pertaining to the college credit will be available at a later date.


JUNE 19-24, 2023
Student Leadership Academy is the Museum's premier leadership training program for high school students. The Academy's sessions utilizes the Museum's oral history collection, public exhibits, in-person interviews with WWII and Iraqi Freedom veterans, and guest scholars and Museum leaders.

The scholarship covers travel to and from New Orleans, hotel accommodations at the Higgins Hotel, all meals, ground transportation and admission to other museums/historic sites.

Scholarships for the amount of the trip ($5,795) are available for High School students. 

*You must be at least 15 years old by June 27, 2023. 

*If you are a graduating Senior and will be 18 by July 19,  2023, please apply for the College scholarship. 

*All scholarships are non-credit. However, students may select the college credit option through Nicholls State University for a cost to be covered by the student. More information pertaining to the college credit will be available at a later date.

There are 2 trips in 2023 for high school students:

High School 1 - June 26-July 6

High School 2- July 11-21

Normandy Academy is an 11-day high school travel program that exposes students to the heroic efforts of the Allied forces during the historic D-Day landings in June, 1944 and the overall Battle of Normandy during World War II.

Starting in New Orleans at The National WWII Museum, students tour the Museum's immersive exhibits and get a behind-the-scenes view of the weapons, gear, and materials used in Normandy. In New Orleans, students begin a research project that will culminate on their last day in Normandy, France. 

Following the New Orleans experience, students will continue to Normandy for the most immersive and in-depth program designed for students with a quick but memorable trip to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe first. Experiences include walking on all five landing beaches, visiting museums and battlefields across the Normandy region, having dinner with a member of the French Resistance during World War II and exploring the charming medieval town of Bayeux.

All meals, airfare, ground transportation in New Orleans and France, museum admissions, and lodging are included as a part of the scholarship.

NOTE: All students participating in the Normandy Academy must have a passport before traveling in June/July 2023 AND are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 (we follow all CDC and international travel guidelines and are continually monitoring numbers and trends).

Scholarships for the amount of the trip ($5,795) are available for college students.
*If you are a graduating high school senior and will be 18 by July 19,  2023, please apply for the College scholarship. 

*All scholarships are non-credit. However, students may select the college credit option through Nicholls State University for a cost to be covered by the student . More information pertaining to the college credit will be available at a later date.


Normandy Academy - College
July 19-29, 2023

Normandy Academy is an 11-day college travel program that exposes students to the heroic efforts of the Allied forces during the historic D-Day landings in June, 1944 and the overall Battle of Normandy during World War II.
Starting in New Orleans at The National WWII Museum, students tour the Museum's immersive exhibits and get a behind-the-scenes view of the weapons, gear, and materials used in Normandy. In New Orleans, students begin a research project that will culminate on their last day in Normandy, France.
Following the New Orleans experience, students will continue to Normandy for the most immersive and in-depth program designed for students with a quick but memorable trip to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe first. Experiences include walking on all five landing beaches, visiting museums and battlefields across the Normandy region, having dinner with a member of the French Resistance during World War II and exploring the charming medieval town of Bayeux.
All meals, airfare, ground transportation in New Orleans and France, museum admissions, and lodging are included as a part of the scholarship.

NOTE: All students participating in the Normandy Academy must have a passport before traveling in June/July 2023 AND are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 (we follow all CDC and international travel guidelines and are continually monitoring numbers and trends).

STEM Innovations Cohort Assistants are alumni from the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, or 2019 cohorts who come back to assist with the Real World Science Summer Teacher Seminar. They must be willing, nay eager, to work with K-8 teachers. There will be 2 Cohort Assistants chosen for this week. Travel is reimbursed, and they will receive a stipend of $1,000.  Applications will be evaluated through a competitive process that will include information your continued use of the Real World Science Curriculum, engagement with other museum programs, and training workshops you have conducted.




STEM Innovations Cohort Assistants are alumni from the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, or 2019 cohorts who come back to assist with the Real World Science Summer Teacher Seminar. They must be willing, nay eager, to work with 6-12 teachers. There will be 2 Cohort Assistants chosen for this week. Travel is reimbursed, and they will receive a stipend of $1,000.  Applications will be evaluated through a competitive process that will include information your continued use of the Real World Science Curriculum, engagement with other museum programs, and training workshops you have conducted.




The National WWII Museum