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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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Class of 2019 Puksta Alumni Spotlight: Brendan Teck

Discovering community has been a quest of Brendan’s. Through research and project development, he aspired to create a community for fellow Asian American refugees that provided resources and support for those seeking to achieve a college education. Working both independently and collaborating with a diverse group of uniquely skilled colleagues, Brendan’s undergrad project-based strategy promised… Read more »

Class of 2019 Puksta Alumni Spotlight: Helina Zemede

The future is online and those who either lack access to it, or who don’t have access to the necessary tools within it, will struggle to raise themselves up and find fulfillment. Helina combated homelessness with technology by constructing a resource database that assisted the impoverished and helped to provide structure and stability for many.… Read more »

Class of 2019 Puksta Alumni Spotlight: Jhovani Becerra

Barriers have always been a problem for Jhovani. Barriers that stood in his way during his journey to this country and those that threatened to prevent him in his quest for an education. Having been an undocumented immigrant, he was exposed to the obstacles and challenges that many are unaware of and vowed to make… 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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