Please submit 1 complete hard copy with original signatures to Elizabeth Pudder, Assistant Director of Outdoor Education & Orientation, Campus Activities Office, and submit 1 PDF (250 MB size limit) of the complete application to Colorado College's learning management system, PROWL, following the instructions below. Please use 12-point font, single space the document and double side (duplex) the hard copy. The hard copy must include original signatures of medical forms and release and indemnity agreements.
To submit your application to PROWL, please do the following:
- Visit PROWL.
- Log in with your CC username and password.
- In the upper left-hand column, under "My courses", click the link for "All courses".
- Click on the "CC Community Sites" link (near the bottom of the list).
- Click on the PROWL course entitled "Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund - Student Submissions."
- Enter the one-time enrollment key: RKMF09-10. Then click on the "Enroll me in this course" button.
- Click on the "Proposal Dropbox" assignment.
- Upload your complete PDF of the application materials. Use the "Browse" button to navigate your computer for the file, highlight the file and click on the "Upload this file" button.
- When your complete application is uploaded, click on the "Send for marking" button.
If you have any questions about the application requirements and process, please contact Maura Hanning (email@example.com). If you have any technical questions about using PROWL, please contact the CC Help Desk.
Applicants are asked to address each of the requirements in their proposals. The proposal process provides the Ritt Kellogg Fund Advisory Committee with the appropriate information needed to make responsible and well-reasoned funding decisions.
- RKMF Expedition Application – Group Application, including the following:
- The specific goal of the expedition
- Firm dates of the expedition and total days in the field
- Plan for team to solidify skills prior to the expedition start
- Travel plans to and from the road head
- Daily itinerary including maps, elevations, route topos, tide charts, etc.
- Equipment list (including contents of first aid kit) and food details
- Leave no trace plan
- Cultural considerations (if applicable)
- List of hazards and associated risk management plans
- Emergency evacuation plans (including hospital, etc. contact info)
- Special measures taken for individuals or area-specific concerns
- Itemized budget including measures being taken to reduce costs
- RKMF Expedition Application – Individual Questionnaire, one per applicant, including the following:
- Signed medical release
- Outdoor-skills résumé
- Photocopies of current WFR Certification cards or letters of enrollment from your intended WFR provider (certification must be in force for the proposal dates; WFR cards are required for CC students as well as non-CC students participating on Ritt Fund trips)
- Proof of certification or letters of enrollment for any outdoor-skills training listed in outdoor-skills résumé
- RKMF Expedition Agreement, one per group
- Participant Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risks & Release and Indemnity Agreement, one per applicant, includes parent signature even if >18 years
The Ritt Kellogg Fund Advisory Committee will review, discuss, and vote on proposals. The considerations will include: compliance with Ritt Fund criteria, preparation of emergency and safety protocols, alignment with Ritt Fund mission, cost effectiveness and other factors.
Advisory Committee members include Kellogg family members, outdoor educators, mountain guides, past Ritt Fund recipients and dear friends of Ritt Kellogg's. The Advisory Committee is committed to the Ritt Kellogg Fund and holds high expectations that proposals be thoughtful, succinct, and follow Ritt Fund Criteria.
Proposals are to be submitted to the Campus Activities Office and are due no later than the first day of Half Block. Proposals will be reviewed during Block V and the applicant(s) will receive notice by email at the end of Block VI.