Pioneer Prep

The Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute is part of the University of Denver's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. 

This program will bring together excelling students from Colorado and across the country who identify as Black/African American and/or Latinx and 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.

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