Education Grants

The Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund provides Education Grants to support CC students in the development of their outdoor technical skills. They are open to all CC students, and students who have either received a RKMF expedition grant or plan to apply for a grant in the near future are strongly encouraged to apply for funds. Applicants must make a demonstration that the technical skills provided by the training are appropriate for their skill level and development as an outdoorsperson.

Funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for 75-100% of the course registration fees. Students with significant financial need can apply for funding for lodging while at the training and transportation to and from the course. The maximum award is $600 per person, including registration fees and lodging. The percentage of the proposal covered will be based on student financial need. Education grants are limited to one grant per semester, per person.

Students interested in courses offered by outside organizations are encouraged to independently review and assess the quality and nature of these programs for themselves. The determination of a course qualifying for funding and meeting the goals of the Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund Education Grants is up to the discretion of the RKMF Coordinator and Advisory Committee. 

To apply or inquire about funding availability for a RKMF Education Grant, contact the RKMF Program Coordinator at

The application for Education Grants is available on Summit and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications are due at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Late applications will not be accepted.

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. WFR funding is available through Outdoor Education and as part of the application for an Expedition Grant.

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