Spring 2021

Arpi G.

Arpi G.

Major: Physics
Spring 2021
What's been the best opportunity for you at CU? One of the most exciting opportunities on campus is getting involved with astrophysics research. I am currently studying accretion around black holes. I knew that I wanted to be a scientist, but I had some concerns about funding my education. The BBC Scholarship allowed me to forgo loans and put worry aside so I can focus on building experience as an...
Elda G.

Elda G.

Major: Integrative Physiology • Minor: Spanish • Public Health Certificate
Spring 2021
What’s been the best opportunity for you at CU? The greatest opportunity for me was to be able to attend CU: Boulder because I heard many great things about the institution when I was still in high school and when I was able to actually visit, I immediately fell in love with the campus. Buildings like the different libraries, the 3 rd and 4 th floor UMC study rooms, Fleming...
Perry H.

Perry H.

Major: Integrative Physiology
Spring 2021
Hi my name is Perry Hayman and I am a senior at CU majoring in integrative physiology. I am looking forward to graduating in the spring of this year. The Buffalo Bicycle Classic Scholarship has made a huge impact on my college experience for a multitude of reasons including taking my focus off of financial worries and shifting it towards getting involved on campus. Because of this, I was able...
Jemil K.

Jemile K.

Major: International Affairs and Political Science
Spring 2021
What's been the best opportunity for you at CU? The best opportunity I have had at CU has been my involvement within the Cultural Events Board (CEB). CEB provides funding to allow for a platform for under-represented student groups on campus. CEB also hosts speakers to discuss relevant issues in today’s political climate. As a member of the board, I have discussed with student groups the most effective ways to...
Sandra K.

Sandra K.

Major: Biochemistry • Minor: Business and Russian Studies
Spring 2021
The best opportunity for me at CU was the ability to explore so many different areas of studies. I planned my degree as a pre-dental student, and initially just wanted to study biochemistry. However, when I got here I realized how much opportunity there was to study other subjects, which could also be useful towards my career goals, which is how I ended up adding my minors in Russian and...
Bridget N.

Bridget N.

Major: Women & Gender Studies
Spring 2021
What's been the best opportunity for you at CU? Attending CU has been life changing for me. When I came to CU, my intention was to follow a pre-med track. I switched after taking a Women and Gender Studies course that gave me the tools I needed to examine my privilege, my power and my place within our current political and social climate. It also led me to pursuing Public...
Santos N.

Santos N.

Major: MCD Biology
Spring 2021
The best opportunity I enjoyed at CU was working at the BioFrontiers Institute as an undergraduate researcher. I enjoy my research project and the full support from my amazing Ph.D. candidate mentor and the entire Leinwand lab. Through my research, I am becoming a better scientist and put to use knowledge from my classes. The way school was changed by COVID-19 for me was the shift to remote learning. I...
Sydney S.

Sydney S.

Majors: Neuroscience and Psychology • Minor: Leadership Studies
Spring 2021
What's been the best opportunity for you at CU? The best opportunity in my experience at CU was being a member of the President's Leadership Class. I was able to hold three leadership roles throughout my time in the program and connect with many fantastic students. How has COVID-19 changed school for you? I find it very challenging to learn remotely because discussion and interaction are very important components of...

Summer 2021

Morgan B.

Morgan B.

Major: Integrative Physiology
Summer 2021
The BBC scholarship gifted me time. I was able to devote more time towards my studies and my happiness. Without it, I would have had to go under the stress of a debt or have my grades suffer because of extra shifts. I was able to become more involved in clubs, nurture my friendships, and focus on academics. I was able to become a certified nurse aide and begin an...

Spring 2022

Keyton L.

Keyton L.

Major: Economics • Minor: Spanish
Spring 2022
What's been the best opportunity for you at CU? I think CU's resources such as my advisor and career services have provided me with the best opportunities between helping me find a passion in my degree and get actual experience How has COVID-19 changed school for you? It's made it a lot tougher for sure, but also has taught me a lot about perseverance How has the scholarship helped you?...
Sami M.

Sami M.

Major: International Affairs
Spring 2022
Thanks to the scholarship, I can confront the uncertainty of COVID-19 knowing that I have support from my community. With this confidence, I've been able to succeed academically, volunteer, and grow as a person. Without the weight of finances, I'm free to focus on what I truly value and cherish.
Dennis N.

Dennis N.

Major(s): Computer Science and Mathematics • Minor: Philosophy
Spring 2022
What's been the est opportunity for you at CU? I really enjoy the challenge offered by the CU coursework. Every assignment guides me to reflect and develop new ideas. How has COVID-19 changed school for you? All of the classes I've taken in Fall of 2020 have been remote, and I intend to do the same in Spring of 2021. I feel that school hasn't changed much for me, aside...
Sara N.

Sara N.

Major: MCD Biology
Spring 2022
What's been the best opportunity for you at CU? I am currently doing research at the Copley lab. How has COVID-19 changed school for you? I am now completely remote and living at home. How has the scholarship helped you? I now have more opportunities for volunteering and research. Last year, I did over a 100 hours of volunteering for political campaigns, medical care, and COVID. Because I need to...
Karishma R.

Karishma R.

Major: MCD Biology
Spring 2022
What's been the best opportunity for you at CU? Being able to do hands-on research work has been the best opportunity for me so far at CU. I currently am working at the TC Neuroscience Lab on campus where I help set up and debug EGG experiments. How has COVID-19 changed school for you? COVID-19 has resulted in all of my classes being online this year. My work at my...
Tomaz R.

Tomaz R.

Major: Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Spring 2022
The best opportunity for me at CU has been the people I've had the pleasure to meet and work with. Expanding my network of friends and peers will be invaluable to my future endeavors. COVID-19 has made school more difficult for me due to classes being largely online. I believe that in person interaction is fundamental to a successful learning process, and very much look forward to when we will...

Spring 2023

 Brandon A.

Brandon A.

Major: MCD Biology
Spring 2023
What's been the best opportunity for you at CU? The best opportunity for me at CU has been the ability to grow as a person and develop meaningful relationships with the people around me. How has COVID-19 changed school for you? COVID-19 has changed my school experience because it is difficult to develop relationships with the people in my courses and having to change the way that I learn new...
Seleny B.

Seleny B.

Major: Art Practices
Spring 2023
The best opportunity for me at CU has been the possibility of going here. My parents could not provide this continued education for me, so all the help I am receiving from everyone around me and supporters have allowed me to pursue education and even be here in the first place. COVID-19 changed school for me only slightly as I enjoy having some classes online. However, it has disrupted my...
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Fabiola F.

Major: Political Science
Spring 2023
What's been the best opportunity for you at CU? The best opportunity for me at CU is being a first generation Latina to attend college. Not just any college, but a well known school CU Boulder. Being able to attend CU Boulder is a great opportunity, because not only am I doing it for my family. But also being able to represent on campus. Showing no matter where we come...
William L.

William L.

Major: Biochemistry
Spring 2023
When prompted to think of the best opportunity CU has provided me with, it's hard to identify only one. However, one that immediately comes to mind is the opportunity to find a sense of community and receive an education in a safe environment. Additionally, I feel as though all of my professors teach their curriculum with passion and vigor, allowing me to feel that I'm not in college simply to...
Aubrey M.

Aubrey M.

Major: Psychology and Speech Language Hearing Science
Spring 2023
What’s been the best opportunity for you at CU? The best opportunity for me at CU has been taking classes that I am passionate about. When I first started classes, I was not sure exactly what I wanted to study. However, that quickly changed when I took Science of Human Communication. This class sparked my interest in studying Speech Language Hearing Sciences and I am so glad that CU offers...
Genevieve M.

Genevieve M.

Major: Integrative Physiology • Minors: Linguistics and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences • Global Public Health certificate (Pre-Health track at CU)
Spring 2023
The most rewarding opportunity for me at CU so far has been my involvement with the Colorado Crew team. As a rower, I've found a niche for people like me--highly motivated athletes who thrive on challenge, collaboration, and competition. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has necessitated a shift to all online classes to me. I miss seeing my professors and peers in person, but I'm lucky enough to have a support network. I...
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McKayla T.

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Spring 2023

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Metkel T.

Metkel T.

Major: Computer Science
Fall 2024
At CU, I have been enjoying the great environment of an inclusive and caring community. I have met great people and some that I have already known since high school. I have also been blessed to have my good friend as a roommate. COVID-19 has ruined many things for many of us. Personally, I am beyond sad to have to attend classes remotely and have less interaction with other students...