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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 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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Latest Posts

Scholar Spotlight: Betelhem Tewodros (MSU ’22) Discusses Police Body Camera Project and Fund to Support Elder Community in Jijiga, Ethiopia During COVID-19 Crisis.

“Scholar Spotlight” features current Puksta Scholars sharing updates about their work, discussing their unique perspectives on important issues, and engaging the community in ongoing efforts to make the world a better, more equitable place. Recently, we were grateful to have the opportunity to shine the spotlight on Betelhem Tewodros (MSU ’22). Through a virtual interview… Read more »

Our very own Puksta Alum – Travis Macy competing in the World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji

Today is the Premiere of the World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji, hosted by Bear Grylls on Amazon Prime Video. And it comes to no surprise that one of our very own CU Puksta Alumni ’05, Travis Macy (a finisher of over 120 ultra-endurance events in 17 countries), is one of the competitors in this 11-day physically demanding,… Read more »

Puksta COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

What is happening at Puksta? The impact of COVID-19 on our Puksta Scholars has been devastating. Several of our Puksta Scholars have lost family members to this virus, many are dealing with the loss of their jobs and income, most have lost their housing and access to food, and almost all have struggled to maintain… 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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The impact of COVID-19 on our Puksta Scholars has been devastating.

Several of our Puksta Scholars have lost family members to this virus, many are dealing with the loss of their jobs and income, most have lost their housing and access to food, and almost all have struggled to maintain the support systems they had prior to the pandemic.

Please join us in providing immediate financial support to our Puksta Scholars who are facing growing challenges meeting their basic human needs of food, shelter, access to healthcare, and adequate technology to continue their education remotely.