Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute is a three-day summer campus experience designed for college-focused high school Juniors and Seniors involved in the African American and/or Black Community to have a dynamic learning opportunity on the University of Denver campus.
During Pioneer Prep, participants will be introduced to various topics focused on college access, navigating the college search and application process, career planning, and cultural awareness through a series of speakers and activities. In addition, attendees will gain valuable insight on what it is like to live and attend classes on a college campus, as well as interact with new and different people.
This is an exciting and dynamic learning opportunity for students who are excelling leaders in their school or communities and desire additional guidance as they pursue their future endeavors. We invite and encourage students who are highly motivated and dedicated to making an impact in their communities or society as a whole to apply to attend the Pioneer Prep.
Benefits of Pioneer Prep:
- Dynamic on campus experience promoting college access, leadership and cultural identity
- Quarterly activities on campus to reconnect with DU staff and other Pioneer Prep students
- Application Fee waiver when applying to DU
- If admitted, and depending on financial need, Pioneer Prep participants will be considered for a DU Pathways Scholarship worth up to $5000 a year
For students applying from outside of Colorado, DU will provide five travel stipends to cover their round-trip air fare and shuttle service to and from the DIA airport. Students who are not selected for a travel stipend, but are admitted into Pioneer Prep are still welcome to attend at their own travel expense. To be considered for a travel stipend, please complete the request for the travel stipend.
2014 applications will be available soon. The application deadline for the Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute at the University of Denver is May 30, 2014.
2014 dates TBA!
General Questions and Information: Paige Clark, Diversity Fellow- Diversity@du.edu 303.871.6679
Miriam Tapia Salinas, Executive Director for Diversity Enrollment- Miriam.Tapia@du.edu 303.871.3312
Wahhab Carter, Associate Director for Diversity Enrollment- Wahhab.Carter@du.edu 303.871.3963
Nashwa Bolling, Assistant Director of Budget Research & Analysis- NBolling@du.edu 303-871-2307
Claudia Hernandez-Ponce, Assistant Director of Admission & Group Visit Coordinator- Claudia.Hernandez@du.edu 303.871.3389
LeAnna Roaf, Admission Counselor- LeAnna.Roaf@du.edu 303.871.2794