civic engagement at the core

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

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our impact on the community

69000
hours contributed by our scholars

100
organizations supported

250
graduated scholars

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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Latest Posts

Puksta Intercollegiate Winter Retreat 2018 Estes Park

Our winter retreat this year was truly one of a kind from singing karaoke, hiking, bonding, workshops on community issues, to bonfires and dance parties. Check out this video to see what some of our graduating seniors had to say about the program and pictures from an unforgettable weekend!   The Puksta Foundation

Puksta Alum, Marco Dorado, is proof that sharing your story can have a great impact and reach ears on a national level!

 Nancy Pelosi shared Marco’s story during her eight consecutive hours on the chamber floor, fighting for immigration reform, with a in particular focus on those with DACA.     Pelosi says, “Marco Dorado was born in Mexico and moved to Denver’s Globeville neighborhood at the age of three. After attending Thornton High School as a… Read more »

Planting the seeds of college access! DU Puksta Scholar Alex Aleman

Check out this cool video DU Puksta Scholar Alex Aleman created to share with students from his elementary school alma mater! It is never too soon to plant a seed that can grow and inspire children to seek the dream of obtaining higher education.  



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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