The Puksta Scholars is an exemplary academic scholarship program for undergraduate students who have a deep commitment to civic engagement, who want to bring about positive change within our communities and society, who demonstrate strong academic goals and want to further their knowledge and skills.
Puksta Scholars are engaged in a rich, stimulating and important program of civic engagement. Each scholar is provided a substantial scholarship and must develop a year long intensive civic engagement project either individually or with a small group. Projects can be campus or community based. A team of campus faculty and staff serve as advisors to the scholars, who are also provided an enriching program of seminars, speakers, service projects, retreats and opportunities to collaborate and share insights.
The program is funded by the Puksta Foundation and the university and is one of CU-Boulder's "Special Enrichment Opportunities Programs. The Puksta Scholars has also been recognized as a CU-Boulder "Flagship Program" in the book, Guide to Service-Learning Colleges and Universities. For more information, go to: http://www.colorado.edu/puksta