Adventure Grants

Want to take a great outdoor trip with your friends but can’t quite afford it? Apply for an Adventure Grant!

Started in 2005, the Adventure Grant program seeks to make possible creative outdoor trips that would otherwise be financially infeasible. Groups of 2-10 Middlebury students are eligible. An adventure grant can help pay for your gas, food, and camping fees. In the past, adventure grants have helped to sponsor trips to such places as:

Hiking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail, CA
Backcountry skiing in Gaspe National Park, Quebec
Climbing trip to Red River Gorge, KY
Hiking trip to the White Mountains, NH
Feb Break ski trip to Adirondacks, NY
Hiking trip in Beartooth National Park, MT
Climbing trip to Chattanooga, TN
Canoe trip to the Canadian Arctic
Kayaking trip to North Fork, CA
Hiking and climbing in Alps
Hiking trip to Grand Canyon, AZ
Hiking in Patagonia

photos and descriptions of past trips

Financial assistance will be provided on a case by case basis based on the quality of application, available funds and Adventure Grant Committee discretion. Please realize that this assistance is a privilege.


Application Process

  1. Download and read the Adventure Grant Guidelines, and complete an application.
  2. Complete and sign the release form. Adventure Grant applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
  3. Email all documents to our current Adventure Grants Coordinator, Gabby Fort


Adventure Grants applications are due 2 weeks before the start of a proposed trip. If the trip falls during a break, the deadline is two weeks before the start of the break
In order to be reimbursed for your allocated expenses, please send Gabby Fort at least 5 digital pictures and a brief summary of your trip. You will then participate in our semi-annual slideshow with a trip narrative. Recipients must submit receipts and receipt forms to the MMC box in the Student Activities office. Funds will not be issued until trip members submit photos, a description of their trip and all receipts.