The Puksta Foundation: Supporting Civic Engagement with Scholarships
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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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In Loving Memory…

Puksta Alumni Stories: Chand Jiwani

“Everyone was kind, open, and so civically minded. What else could you want? It was a place I could feel inspired,” said Puksta Alum (CSU ’16) Chand Jiwani as she reflected on her memories as a Puksta Scholar. Since then, she’s continued the Puksta tradition of spreading kindness, positivity, and inspiration to others. Even in… Read more »

Puksta Spirit Week Recap!

While COVID has prevented all of us from gathering in person, it certainly hasn’t stopped us from connecting and sharing meaningful moments with each other, even if it is virtually. Normally around this time of year we’d be packing our bags to hit Estes for our annual retreat, but this year we decided to keep… 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 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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Puksta Scholarship Applications for the CSU and the CU Boulder Puksta Scholar Programs are now open!

“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)

Click through to learn about how our scholarship and mentorship program can develop the young leader in you!