Keller Venture Grants

Venture grants provide CC students with opportunities to explore, through research, just where their liberal arts imaginations can take them. The new Innovation Institute at CC will bring together programs like Keller Venture Grants to help launch solutions.

Every student who applies to Colorado College is asked to write this essay: “The Block Plan at Colorado College has a tradition of innovation and flexibility. Please design your own three-and-a-half week intellectual adventure and describe what you would do.” Once at CC, many students bring these experiences to life with a Keller Venture Grant. Venture grants allow students to imagine, articulate, and embark upon their own original research or creative project. The Keller Venture Grant Program is one of several existing programs at CC that help students take critical steps in the innovation process and that will be connected via a new “Innovation Institute,” which will serve as an incubator where students can imagine, develop, and test ideas at all levels — and then go further by launching solutions.