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Travel Grant

The Ernie Fund

This is a special travel grant given out by Brad Modesitt and Mountain Whitewater Descents!

Sea Canoeing the San Blas Islands in Panama with Wild Paddles

The Ernie Fund is a $700 grant that is awarded to the best travel plan presented to Mountain Whitewater Descents. The grant application must be presented to Mountain Whitewater Descents by October 1st of each year and will then be awarded to the winner in the end of October.

The idea behind the grant is to allow for applicants the opportunity to travel cheaply and with the environment on what ever trip they want to plan. Brad came up with the grant after his canoe trip from Fort Collins to New Orleans, as chronicled in his book, “Taking the Old Highway.”

To apply for the travel grant, applicants need to have a travel plan outlining destinations, time frames, budget and some other basic information. If you would like to apply or just need more information about this special travel grant, grant eligibility, and/or rules and regulations, please contact Mountain Whitewater Descents staff at 888-855-8874.

Check out this Blog from Laura Loretz, winner of the 2010 Ernie Fund Travel Grant!