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November 21, 2018

Scholarships change lives, and CU Denver’s faculty and staff know it.

Given how closely they interact with students on a daily basis, faculty and staff – perhaps more than most – have direct insight into students’ challenges and accomplishments.

They know that paying for college is one of the greatest hurdles CU Denver students face. And they see the many ways scholarships can relieve this burden, allowing students to stay focused on their coursework, benefit from internships and other experiential learning opportunities, and cross the finish line to graduation.

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CU Denver students benefit from scholarships that allow them to focus on their coursework.

They also step up to the plate. Since January 2017, CU Denver faculty and staff have contributed more than $1 million in scholarship support for our students.

“I can’t think of a more rewarding experience than attending college – except for helping other people to do it,” said Senior Instructor of Philosophy Sam Walker, a scholarship donor and member of a committed group of faculty, staff and students working to encourage faculty and staff support of scholarships. Their efforts this past year resulted in a tripling of giving among their colleagues over the previous year, and they look forward to spearheading another fundraising initiative for scholarships in early 2019.

Chancellor Dorothy Horrell at LYNX UP event
CU Denver Chancellor Dorothy Horrell talks with university community members at a LYNX UP scholarship fundraising campaign event in the Student Commons Building.

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Guest contributor: Jim Dunn, Office of Advancement

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