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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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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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Rob Hatcher’s Mission

Social justice has always been my passion, especially since embarking upon my adventure into graduate education.  The Puksta foundation seemed like a natural fit for my pursuits and I was happy to undertake a poetry program at the Community College of Aurora to help junior college students discover their voice and agency, as a part… Read more »

Cicilia Saenz’s Puksta Experience

Hello! I am Cicilia Saenz or Cici which ever you prefer, this is currently my third year at MSU, hoping to get my degree in Special education with a concentration in CLD. As a Puksta scholar I have been able to make many wonderful connections, and for that reason it is something I have come… 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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