The Puksta Foundation is a 501(c)3 educational foundation formed in 2000. We provide access to higher education to Colorado high school graduates. Our scholarship is based on financial need with a commitment to civic engagement and social justice.
The Puksta Foundation operates on 5 campuses across the state of Colorado providing grants to the University of Denver, Colorado State University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State University. These grants fund a 4-year scholarship program at each university called the Puksta Scholar Program. We currently have 55 Colorado high school graduates in the program. As a requirement of our scholarship, each of our Puksta Scholars is actively working on a social issue of their choosing in their community to make our world a better place to live in and work in.
With over $4,200,000 of gifting over the past 21 years we now have over 280 Puksta Alumni around the world with many of them continuing their civic work that they began with Puksta. A college education is only part of one's learning opportunity. Participation in the community is the perspective that truly shapes individual lives. The Foundation encourages scholars to be engaged in the community and to commit time and energy to the betterment of Colorado.
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