In 2018, more Boettcher Scholars will attend CU Denver than ever before. This prestigious, merit-based academic scholarship pays students’ full tuition and partial living expenses for four years. Each year, 42 graduating high-school seniors receive the award – and four of them will be attending CU Denver in the fall.


Theresa Nguyen

Theresa Nguyen

Theresa attended John F. Kennedy High School in southwest Denver. The Colorado native wanted to remain in the Denver area, and CU Denver’s diverse population and academic opportunities clinched her decision to attend CU Denver. She will be a participant in Cohort 9 of the BA/BS-MD program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


Josue Estrada

Josue Estrada

Josue will be the first college student in his family, even though he knew no English when he arrived in the United States at 7 years old. He graduated from Hinkley High School in Aurora and chose to attend CU Denver because of the BA/BS-MD program and the school’s excellence in psychology. Experiencing CU’s downtown environment was also a bonus.


Elexia Wright

Elexia Wright

Elexia grew up in Alamosa and graduated from Alamosa High School. She’ll be participating in the BA/BS-MD program. She chose CU Denver because she felt the diverse, urban environment would help her get the most out of college – expanding her personal boundaries and letting her meet new people after growing up in a small town.


Raye Winkler

Raye Winker

Raye graduated in three years from Legacy High School in Broomfield and will be studying graphic design in the College of Arts & Media. Raye has been active in the social justice community, participating in the Youth Global Leadership program, and was drawn to the subject by personal experiences as mentally ill, queer and trans. Raye chose CU Denver because of the diverse, urban environment and hopes to use graphic design to continue doing social justice work.

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