Marquez Scholars “go away to college”

Marquez ScholarsTwenty students from 18 Denver public high schools participated in the Marquez Scholars Summer Institute at UCCS May 31 to June 11.

The Institute included a three-credit college class on social change, visits with local leaders, and an outdoor leadership course at The Nature Place near Florissant.  The students also had the opportunity to meet Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, CU President Bruce Benson and Gov. John Hickenlooper at a June 7 bill signing ceremony conducted on campus.

“The Marquez Scholars program allows students to experience first-hand what it is like to ‘go away to college’ and to engage in college level work,” Kee Warner, associate vice chancellor for diversity, Academic Affairs, said.

This is the second year for the Marquez Scholars program organized by Warner and supported by the Denver Public Schools and the Timothy and Bernadette Marquez Foundation, Denver.

Marquez Scholars

Marquez Scholars

Marquez Scholars

Marquez Scholars

Marquez Scholars

1 Comment on Marquez Scholars “go away to college”

  1. I was one of the lucky 20 students that got the chance to experience it this year! It was a great experience! We truely got the true sense of what it would be like to be in college with the all the challenges you would have to over come such as: wanting to stay up late with friend, doing homework, and doing a research paper. Amoung that we were pushed to our limits everyday, either in the classroom or on the field trips we took! They showed us that every single person could go to college and become someone! We not only went home with the feeling of college and college credit but 20 new found friends as well as people that we could go to if we needed help with anything for school Michael Rayes, Profe, and as well as our two RA’s have made a speciel place in our hearts and lives! I would encourage every freshmen through jrs be made aware of this great program so that they can do well and go!!

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