Pioneer Prep

The Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute is part of our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. Our 2020 Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute will bring together excelling students from Colorado and across the country who identify as Black/African American and/or Latinx!

This year’s virtual institute focuses on enhancing college access, exploring racial/ethnic identity, and expanding leadership for rising high school seniors graduating in the class of 2021. This program will offer opportunities to learn more about the college process as well as engagement with DU administrators, dynamic speakers, and current students. By the end of the program, you will be welcomed into the Pioneer Prep family, a community of people striving to help you attain your educational goals.

Our 2020 virtual Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute will be hosted on Tuesday, August 4th and Wednesday, August 5th from 10 AM - 1:30 PM MDT. On Thursday, August 6th, there are additional workshops for students who want to dive deeper into one or more academic area.

Registration Deadline is July 29th.  Please click here to sign up!!

Pioneer Prep group outside

Benefits of Pioneer Prep

  • Engaging discussion promoting college access, leadership, and cultural identity
  • Continued communication and support throughout the college process
  • Build one's resume and social circle of influence
  • As a Pioneer Prep Scholar, we'll waive your $65 application fee if you choose to apply for college at DU
  • If admitted, and depending on financial need, Pioneer Prep participants may receive a Pathways Scholarship worth up to $7,500 a year, renewable for four years at DU

Getting ready for Pioneer Prep