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Civic Engagement


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The college years are about something more, something special, something significant, something we at Puksta Foundation call civic engagement. Check out the projects that our scholars have worked on, spanning from human rights to researching the educational barriers for underserved students to bringing back arts and music in schools and making sure there is access to nutritious food for everyone.

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CU Puksta Passage 2022!!!

For the first time in 2 years, we were able to celebrate our Puksta Scholar Seniors in person and give a warm welcome to our incoming first-year Puksta Scholars. It was such a pleasant change of pace to see everyone’s smiles without the cold filter of the computer screen. The evening started with a Poster… Read more »

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The Puksta Foundation promotes civic engagement among students at five of Colorado's top universities. How? By offering scholarships to students ready to get involved in causes on and beyond their campuses. Human rights. Impacts of music education on at-risk students. Get-out-the-votes efforts. If you've got a desire to make a difference in your community, you may qualify for a Puksta scholarship.

Learn how you or someone you know can become a Puksta Scholar and read about the fine work Puksta Scholars are doing today in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and beyond.


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Our CU Denver and our MSU Puksta Scholar Programs have extended their deadline until May 31st to apply for Fall of 2022!! Click here to Apply NOW! 

“It’s not just about financial support, it's about learning how to make a change in your community, whether that’s your neighborhood or the global community.” - Nick Martinez, Puksta Alum (CU ’12)

Learn about how our Puksta scholarship and mentorship program can develop the young leader in you!