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Civic Engagement

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At our core

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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 and social impact. 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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A Look back at 2023! Happy New Year Everyone!

Sterling Bryce Jones

In memory of… In a world often seeped in indifference, Sterling Bryce Jones, affectionately known as Krispy,was a radiant soul that stood out as a beacon of light and compassion. He was a Health andExercise Science major with a Sports Medicine concentration at Colorado State University. Heknew firsthand the struggles and challenges faced by athletes… Read more »

Reflecting on 2022

For the Puksta Foundation, 2022 marked an extraordinary year…Please join us in celebrating some incredible milestones:  * We welcomed 27 new Puksta Scholars into our program * We launched a new Puksta Scholars Program at CU Denver * 14 of our Puksta Scholars graduated in 2022! Way to go Puksta Grads * We currently have… 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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Applications are OPEN. Apply for Fall of 2023!! Click here to Apply NOW! 


“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)


Learn about how our Puksta scholarship and mentorship program can develop the future leader in you!