Aside from the inherent financial support, a high-level, competitive scholarship offers lasting connections, a chance to develop people skills, and professionalism, and an opportunity to focus on research and career goals. For CU Denver’s College of Engineering, Design and Computing, the ARCS Foundation provides one of these pivotal scholarships focused on funding the work and research of exceptional, driven students.
Collegebound students from the Northern Arapaho Tribe will have access to an endowed scholarship to attend the University of Colorado Denver, thanks to an agreement signed between the university and the tribe.
In 2021, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative launched the Finish What You Started program. This state-funded initiative helps students return to the classroom and, as the name says, to finish what they started. At CU Denver, students can use this program to re-enroll at the university. The program provides financial assistance and support services to help students reach their academic goals.
For some students, support from the university’s donor and alumni communities made all the difference, helping them arrive at this special milestone with engaging and valuable touchpoints along the way.
Each year, CU Denver students spend a week in London to gain first-hand insight into some of the insurance industry’s most established firms. This valuable experiential learning opportunity is a popular feature of the Global Risk Management class in the Business School’s Risk Management Insurance (RMI) program. The trip is made possible by a gift from Surplus Lines Association of Colorado.
Abel Mesfin ‘22 fit the bill as an ideal candidate for any university but despite his success in his formative years, he still questioned if college would be feasible. With the help of concurrent enrollment courses and a generous scholarship from CU Denver, Mesfin decided to dive in for at least one year to see if college life suited him. He kept busy with full-time work, extracurriculars, and a 19-credit-hour course load.
With a family of four, a career in tech, and a lifelong dream of earning his bachelor’s degree, Hugo needed a program tailored to working professionals. Thanks to the Business School’s digital programs—and support from the Stecklein Family Endowed Scholarship—his dream is now within reach.
Your support of CU Denver and our students changes lives in so many ways. It is not often that we get to see how students react when they learn they will benefit from philanthropic support, such as a scholarship. This video captures a few of these heartwarming moments.