In 2019 alone, a total of 54 Puksta Scholars contributed more than 6,500 hours to projects that affect social change here in The Centennial State or wherever in the world they have chosen to invest their time, talent, and intellectual curiosity.

Incredibly, they often perform this work while also pursuing college degrees at Colorado’s finest institutions. That’s nearly a full day every day, all year round when Puksta Scholars are involved in concentrated social change projects.

Here in Colorado, over 100 non-profits and community organizations benefit from partnering with Puksta Scholars, who have received more than $4.2 million in scholarship money since 2001 to realize their passion to deliver an impact beyond the campus.



graduated over 318 Puksta scholars



awarded more than $4.4 million



contributed more than
6,500 hours



partnered with nearly 303 organizations

Eligibility Requirements:

Must graduate from a high school in Colorado and be a Denver resident for at least 3 years prior to entering college

Have a passion and commitment to civic engagement and social justice

Have financial need of up to 2.5x pell grant eligibility

Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above while in the program

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