civic engagement at the core


Puksta Foundation offers scholarships to students ready to get involved in causes on and beyond their campuses.

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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 undocumented students.

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Incoming DU Puksta Scholar makes the Denver Post!!!

Our incoming DU Puksta Scholar, Alex Aleman, is working hard for his passion… as he has been doing for the last four years already! What a wonderful addition to The Puksta Foundation Family!! So excited to see what the next year holds for our all of our 28 Incoming Scholars! Way to go Alex!!!! Adams County teen develops… Read more »

Incoming Puksta Scholars/Fellows… Congratulations and Welcome to the Puksta Family!!

UCD – Communication Fellows Kathryn (Kat) Goldberg: People in poverty have an extremely difficult time getting out of the system of public assistance. I want to be a voice for them as new policies are discussed to help ensure their best interests are in the forefront of any changes. Erin Roney: High School: Fruita Monument (Fruita, Colorado).… Read more »

Alumni Appreciation: Mawukle Yebuah – Scholar – Entrepreneur – Advocate – Rockstar

Entrepreneur, Advocate and all around an upstanding young gentleman. Mawukle Yebuah graduated from the University of Denver in 2016 with a business already in motion, with it’s feet on the ground and starting to run. Flare and Square. This isn’t his only big accomplishment though, during his time in the Puksta Scholar Program Mawukle worked… Read more »

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 college, 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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