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    Education Grants

    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, thus Education Grants can help facilitate this kind of training.

    Funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for up to 75% of the course registration fees, up to a maximum of $475 per person. For the 2019-2020 academic year, $10,000 in funding will be available for applications received on a rolling basis. 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 or inquire about funding availability for a RKMF Education Grant, contact the RKMF Program Coordinator, Kate Macklin at  

    The application for Education Grants is currently open on Summit, and proposals are approved on a rolling basis.

    Encouraged Courses or Trainings

    • Leave No Trace
    • Bear safety
    • Rock climbing anchors and protection
    • Alpine rock rescue
    • Swift water rescue
    • Open water rescue
    • Glacier travel and crevasse rescue
    • Avalanche education

    Education Grant Criteria

    • Proposals must clearly state the date and venue of the training
    • Proposals must clearly state the reason for the training
    • Proposals must clearly state the cost of the training
    • Priority will be given to proposals that are specifically intended to build skills prior to an RKMF Expedition

    Note: Medical training (WFA, WFR and WEMT), professional development activities such as instructor training courses, and previously taken training are not eligible for funding.