Absolutely. On a personal level. Your gift goes directly to students — making an immediate impact. Students who are able to focus on their studies instead of their finances are bound to do great things. And like you, they’ll pay it forward later in life. It’s not an understatement to say that your gift can transform lives and communities.
Over half of our incoming freshman are first-generation college students. Nearly 60% are minorities. They arrive here with an impressive average high school GPA of 3.4. And more than 80% have part-time jobs. CU Denver students want to help their families and communities after they graduate. (Remind you of anyone?)
Our students work hard. Really hard. Your generosity removes financial obstacles to graduation. It also gives students the freedom to channel their energy into internships, volunteering in the community, and conducting research in a field that’s directly related to their degree — all opportunities that add value to an education.
Scholarships help us attract top students — students who understand the incredible power of a world-class education. Those students also help the university attract and retain the best faculty. As the reputation of CU Denver continues to grow, the value of every degree rises along with it.
Private support changes the lives of CU Denver students. Your contribution makes an immediate impact on a student’s education and life. Just as important, you’re also boosting initiatives that advance the mission of the University and benefit our local, state and national communities
The city of Denver is enjoying a historic transition — providing CU Denver with a unique opportunity to elevate our profile. It’s also positioning our students to take advantage of the city’s increased momentum. Scholarships help our students benefit from Denver’s growth, and contribute to it.
Sixty-seven percent of our alumni stay in Colorado after they graduate, representing a large share of our diverse workforce. This creates a ripple effect, as past students influence the present and future of Denver and the state.
Our alumni. Their families. Corporate and community leaders. Faculty and staff. We’re fortunate to enjoy tremendous support from across Denver from those who appreciate the value of a CU Denver education. Our new vitality is making CU Denver a smart choice for your support.