Recruiting and Retaining the Best and Brightest

Our ability to attract and retain high-performing students impacts not just our university, but our city and the State of Colorado as a whole. So, when you donate to LYNX UP, you provide more scholarships to support our finest students who go on to shape our communities and our world.

Encouraging and Celebrating Diversity

Contributing to LYNX UP means contributing to CU Denver’s belief that diverse perspectives enhance the educational experience. From first-generation and international college students to different socioeconomic backgrounds and fields of study, CU Denver is a community built on diversity.

Helping Students Cross the Finish Line

Often, the only barrier to completing a degree is a financial one. Your gift allows our students to stay on track for what really matters: their education and the impact they will make.

Providing Experiential Learning Opportunities

Contributing to LYNX UP provides students with valuable opportunities to expand their educational experience. Scholarships open doors to internships, research opportunities, and study abroad programs through which our students learn by doing and graduate better prepared to succeed.

Join us in supporting CU Denver students


Chancellor Horrell with MiloEach year, CU Denver’s graduating classes represent more than 3,000 success stories. Our students come to us from many backgrounds and points in their lives, and they entrust us with their dreams.

We are, in fact, the most diverse research university in the State of Colorado, and this creates a ripple effect when our graduates live out their aspirations as valued employees, innovative entrepreneurs, and effective public leaders. As they put their many and varied experiences and perspectives to work for our communities, we all benefit.

We are committed to ensuring that in return for their time, talent and effort, our students are afforded a clear and rewarding path to graduation. That’s why elevating student success remains at the heart of everything we do at the University of Colorado Denver.

Increasing scholarship support is one of the most effective and direct measures we can take to achieve this, because in so many cases it’s not a lack of ambition that prevents students from graduating, it’s simply a lack of resources.

By supporting scholarships at CU Denver through LYNX UP, you provide those resources. You create opportunities and avenues for success. We’d like you to join us in demonstrating our support of CU Denver students; please consider making a gift today.

Every gift, like every student, makes a difference.

Thank you.

Dorothy A. Horrell, PhD