In the spirit of Ritt Kellogg, Colorado College ’90, the Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund helps Colorado College students promote imagination, challenge and personal growth in their own responsible and conscientious pursuit of wilderness expeditions and education. The purpose of the Fund is to support adventure and outdoor education thru wilderness expedition grants, training and environmental service and wilderness-related resources for Tutt Library. The Fund additionally supports the Ritt Kellogg Climbing Wall. The Fund is available only to students currently enrolled at Colorado College.
2012 Expeditions Slide Show
The 2012 RKMF Expeditions Slide Show will be held in El Pomar, Room 208 on Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 pm.
Grant Writing Q&A
A grant writing question and answer session will be led by Maura Hanning and Ryan Hammes in El Pomar, Room 208 on Thursday, October 11 at 3:30 pm. We will cover both Expedition and Education Grants.
Expedition Grant Application and Submittal Process
RKMF Expedition Grant application materials are available on this web site. See our proposal page for more information as well as required application materials. The applications are downloadable PDFs that may be completed in Adobe Acrobat.
In addition, we use Colorado College’s learning management system, PROWL, for the electronic proposal submittal process. See our instructions for uploading the complete PDF of your proposal to PROWL.
The Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund provides education grants for technical training to support CC students in planning and executing responsible wilderness expeditions. Education grants are intended for those students who have either received a RKMF expedition grant or plan to apply for a grant in the near future. Funding would ideally be sought by an expedition team but is also available for individuals.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, $7,000 will be available to fund Education Grants for applications received during the first semester and $3,000 will be available for applications received during the second semester. Contact the RKMF Program Coordinator, Maura Hanning, at email@example.com to inquire about funding availability.
Changes for 2012-2013
1. The Expedition Grant will now be submitted on PROWL as 2 PDFs; the first PDF is the Group Application and the second PDF is a compilation of Individual Questionnaires.
2. Seniors may continue to apply for and receive expedition grants so long as:
- all required forms and releases are submitted 2 weeks prior to graduation;
- the cash award is made prior to graduation; and,
- the expedition occurs within 8 months of graduation.
3. Non-CC students are no longer eligible to apply for and participate in expeditions.
Please e-mail the Program Coordinator or visit Elizabeth Pudder, Assistant Director of Outdoor Education & Orientation, in Outdoor Education if you have any questions.
Expedition Proposal Submissions
Due January 7, 2013
Proposals for 2013 Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund Expedition Grants are due on January 7, 2013, the first day of Half-Block. A PDF of the proposal must be submitted to the Colorado College PROWL system and a hard-copy submitted to the Director of Outdoor Education, Campus Activities Office. Grant decisions will be announced no later than March 13, the end of Block VI.