Lifelong friends. Welcoming peers. Peaceful walks through campus. A sense of pride. Opportunities outside the classroom.
If not for scholarships, 13 graduating students wouldn’t have been able to experience these significant moments during their time at CU Denver. At the second annual CU Denver Scholars Community Dinner Dec. 5, campus leaders honored these students for their accomplishments at the university and in the community. They were joined by roughly 120 current scholarship recipients, as well as members of eight local scholarship programs.
The goal of the Scholars Community Dinner is to further scholarship recipients’ connection to campus and foster a community support network. Scholarship programs in attendance were the Denver Scholarship Foundation, Daniel’s Fund, Colorado GEAR UP, Colorado Scholarship Initiative, Pre- Collegiate, Kossman, and Reisher Scholar Program. “These relationships help to connect students to donors and help students complete all scholarship requirements for renewal of their scholarship each year,” said Harlie Hammarmeister, scholarship advisor.
Though they may come from different backgrounds, scholarship recipients share a similar story of perseverance and commitment to excellence. “Your scholarship is a tangible symbol of our belief in you,” Chancellor Dorothy Horrell said at the dinner, hosted at the Student Commons Building. “In your ability to learn. In your capacity to create change. In your future. It’s a concrete reminder of your remarkable potential.”