The Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund provides education grants to support CC students in planning and executing responsible wilderness expeditions. Education grants are intended for current CC students who have either received a RKMF expedition grant or plan to apply for a grant in the near future. Applicants must make a demonstration that the hard skills provided by the training are appropriate for the proposed expedition. Funding would ideally be sought by the expedition team but is also available for individuals. Expedition proposals will be viewed more favorably if team members posses specific hazard training for the proposed activity and venue.
Funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for 75% of the course registration fees, up to a maximum of $450 per person. For the 2012-2013 academic year, $7000 in funding will be available for applications received in the first semester and $3000 in funding available for the second semester. Training courses encouraged by the RKMF Advisory Committee include, but are not limited to, Leave no Trace, Bear Safety, Rock Climbing Anchors and Protection, Alpine Rock Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Open Water Rescue, Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue, and Avalanche Education. Medical training (WFA, WFR and WEMT), professional development activities such as instructor training courses, and previously taken training are not eligible for funding. Students interested in courses offered by outside organizations are encouraged to independently review and assess the quality and nature of these programs for themselves.
To apply for a RKMF education grant, contact the RKMF Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about funding availability. If funds are still available, e-mail the completed Education Grant Application, including an outdoor skills résumé, to email@example.com. You and a parent (even if >18 years) must sign and mail the Participant Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risks & Release and Indemnity Agreement to:
RKMF Program Coordinator
8 Coyote St
Laramie, WY 82072