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Colorado Mountain Club Foundation

 

The Colorado Mountain Club Foundation was incorporated in 1973 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation receives, administers and disburses funds for tax-exempt charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes, including, without limitation, to unite the energy, interests and knowledge of the students, explorers and lovers of the mountains of Colorado, to collect and disseminate information regarding the Rocky Mountains on behalf of science, literature, art and recreation, to stimulate public interest in mountain areas, and to encourage the preservation of forests, flowers, fauna and natural scenery.

Charitable gifts to the CMC Foundation are tax-deductible and may be mailed to:

Colorado Mountain Club Foundation
710 10th ST STE 200
GOLDEN, CO 80401-5843

Visit the Foundation's website here:  http://www.cmcfoundation.net/

Contact the CMC Foundation here.


Academic Fellowships

Since 1982 The Colorado Mountain Club Foundation has awarded fellowships for research consistent with the statement of purpose adopted by the founders of the Colorado Mountain Club in 1912:
 

To unite the energy, interest and knowledge of the students, explorers, and lovers of the mountains of Colorado; to collect and disseminate information regarding the Rocky Mountains in behalf of science, literature, art and recreation; to stimulate public interest in the mountain area; to encourage the preservation of forests, flowers, fauna and natural scenery; and, to render readily accessible the alpine attractions of this region.

 
The Foundation solicits applications from students enrolled in Colorado colleges and universities conducting research in the Rocky Mountains or this region or students outside Colorado whose research is focused on the Rocky Mountain region. The Foundation awards grants ranging from approximately $500 to $2,000, in disciplines such as biology, chemistry, environmental studies, forestry, geography, geology, history, and law. .
 
The top three outstanding applicants are awarded a named fellowship: either the Neal B. Kindig Fellowship, in honor of the late Dr. Kindig, a graduate of West Point and Stanford University and professor of electrical engineering at the University of Colorado, as well as an active member of The Colorado Mountain Club and The CMC Foundation; the Kurt Gerstle Fellowship, in honor of the late Dr. Gerstle, professor of engineering at the University of Colorado, a long-time member of CMC, and the founder of the Foundation’s Academic Fellowship program; or the Al Ossinger Fellowship, in honor of Dr. Ossinger, a graduate of Stanford University, a long-time member of CMC and the Foundation, and retired chair of the Academic Fellowship Committee.
 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Grants are made to individuals only, for research under the direction of a faculty member of an institution of higher learning. Application are available at the link below and must be sent by April 15, 2017 to Paula Cushing at Paula.Cushing@dmns.org or mailed to The Colorado Mountain Club Foundation, c/o Paula Cushing, Department of Zoology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205. The faculty sponsor must submit a letter under separate cover in support of the student and the proposed research.


2017 CMCF Fellowship Application