Applications for the 2017-2018 cohort is closed as of February 16th, 2017. Leadership and Community Engagement Majors are still eligible to apply, deadline May 1.

Who May Apply?

The Puksta Scholars program is open to incoming freshman, current freshman, and current sophomores and University of Colorado Boulder. Current juniors and seniors are ineligible to apply. Students who are transfering to CU are eligible (freshman, sophomore, and junior transfers). The scholarship is open to undergraduates from all majors and minors. Click here for detailed information on the scholars program expectations and requirements. 

How to Apply?

The Puksta Scholars application is accessible via CU Boulder's scholarship application portal. Click here.
For incoming freshman and transfer students, click here for detailed instructions on how to apply.
For current CU Freshman and Sophomores, click here for detailed instructions on how to apply.

If you are having difficulty navigating the scholarship portal or have questions about the application, email Roudy Hildreth, Puksta Coordinator.

Would you like help in crafting the strongest application?

Please contact the Puksta Coordinator Roudy Hildreth or attend one of our upcomming Application and Information Workshops.

What is the Admission Process?

For the 2017-2018 academic year is now past, students interested in applying for the next cohort are asked to check back for the next deadline. The application asks students to write four essays describing their motivations to work for the public good, proposed Puksta project, experiences working in diverse situations, and relation between their project and their academic and career goals. The review committee will select finalist who will be interviewed (in person or via skype). Applicants are notified in April for the upcomming cohort.