Welcome to the CU Boulder Puksta Scholars' Website

Puksta Scholars is a competitive scholarship program open to CU Boulder undergraduate students.  Each year, a small cohort of students are awarded the scholarship with the explicit purpose to serve as catalysts for positive change on campus and in our local, national and international communities. Puksta Scholars are required to develop a project over the course of an academic year that addresses the root causes of social problems and contributes to the common good.

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are open (March 16, 2021 deadline)!

Current and past projects have included working with creating an on-line tool to address sexual violence, working to support undocumented students on campus, and providing free internet to low-income families to bridge the digital divide in Lafayette.  

The Puksta Scholar Program is one of CU-Boulder's Special Enhancement Opportunities Programs and is a part of CU Engage: Center for Community-Based Learning and Research. This center supports programs and initiatives that work collaboratively to address complex public challenges in the community.

Puksta Foundation LogoCU Boulder is one of five universities that are funded and supported by the Puksta Foundation. Founded in 2001, the Puksta Foundation provides scholarships, mentorship, and experiential community engagement training for undergraduate Colorado students.

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