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Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute at University of Denver

0 Comments 10 May 2017

The University of Denver’s Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute is a program for black and Latino/a students looking to get a taste of college life. Rising high sophomores and juniors are invited to stay on campus in a residence hall and meet current University of Denver student mentors and faculty and staff. Participants also will have the opportunity to attend sessions focused on the application process, college access, cultural awareness and leadership development.

The session for Latino/a students takes place between June 28 and June 30, and the session for Black students is July 12 to July 14. Depending on financial need, students who are admitted to the program will be considered for a DU Pathways Scholarship, which is worth $7,500 a year and renewable for all four years of college.

Although this program takes place on the University of Denver’s campus, students outside of Denver are welcome to apply. The university will provide five travel stipends to nonlocal students admitted to the Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute. This covers round-trip air fare and shuttle service to and from the Denver airport. Students must complete the travel stipend section of the application in ordered to be considered for one.

Program participants who plan on applying to the University of Denver receive additional benefits. These students will get an application fee waiver for the university that is worth $65. Participants who end up attending the University of Denver also can participate in quarterly activities that allow them to connect with staff and fellow Pioneer Prep students.

The Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute allows students to meet like-minded people who are passionate about higher education. Applications are due May 15.

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