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    Questions regarding the Ritt Kellogg Fund can be directed to Andrew Allison-Godfrey, the Program Coordinator, or the Outdoor Education Office.

    (719) 389-6803


    Ritt Kellogg Fund

    A Ritt Trip to the Alsek River in BC. Photo credit to John Nestler.

    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.

    Since its inauguration in 1995, the Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund has provided 432 students with expedition funding; resulting in 212 successful expeditions and countless life-changing experiences for Colorado College students.  


    Support the Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund

    2018 Expeditions Slide Show

    The 2018 RKMF Expeditions Slide Show will be held in the Cornerstone Screening Room on October 9th at 7:00 PM.

    Grant Writing Q&A

    3 RKMF-specific grant writing question and answer sessions will be held in the Outdoor Education Center Boardroom on October 11th, October 31st and December 10th from 4-5 PM. We will provide information concerning both Expedition and Education Grants.
    In addition to the Q&A Session, Andrew Allison-Godfrey is available to work with expedition teams on their grant applications. Feel free to swing by the Outdoor Education office anytime!

    Expedition Grant Application and Submittal Process

    RKMF Expedition Grant application sample materials are available on this web site. See our proposal page for more information about the components of an application. The sample applications are downloadable PDFs that may be viewed using Adobe Acrobat, however this year's altered applications will be submitted using SUMMIT, Colorado College's learning management system. 

    The registration for trip proposals will be available on SUMMIT shortly.  Please look over the detailed instructions for uploading Grant application materials prior to proposing an expedition.

    Education Grants

    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 an Expedition Grant in the near future. Funding would ideally be sought by an expedition team but is also available for individuals.

    For the 2018-2019 academic year, $10,000 will be available to fund Education Grants. Contact the RKMF Program Coordinator, Andrew Allison-Godfrey, to inquire about continuing funding availability.

    Changes as of 2015

    1.  Expedition Grant Applications will now be submitted on SUMMIT:

    • Group Application: Each expedition group will submit a single group application on SUMMIT. 
    • Individual Application: Each expedition member must complete and submit their own individual application.
    • Preliminary Proposal: Preliminary proposals are no longer part of the application process.  If you would like to discuss trip feasibility or have questions prior to beginning your application, contact Grace Brofman.

    ** Only once all components of the application are completed and submitted online will the application will be considered for funding.** 

    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 not eligible to apply for or participate in expeditions.  

    Please e-mail the Ritt Kellogg Coordinator, Andrew Allison-Godfrey, or swing by the Outdoor Education Office (931 N. Nevada) to ask further questions. 

    Completed Expedition Applications

    Due January 9, 2019

    Applications for 2018/19 Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund Expedition Grants will be due on January 9th, 2019, the first Wednesday of Half-Block, at 1PM. A complete electronic version of the proposal must be submitted to the Colorado College SUMMIT system to be considered. Grant decisions will be announced no later than March 13th, the end of Block 6.