DENVER URBAN SCHOLARS

Since 2000, proceeds from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Awards have funded college scholarships for minority students.  Denver Urban Scholars (DUS), formerly known as the Colorado Scholarship Coalition awards Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships to underserved and non-traditional Colorado students who demonstrate a commitment to educational achievement, community values, personal development and career goals.  DUS partners with Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver and Community College of Denver. Each of these institutions matches the DUS funds dollar-for-dollar to double the total amount of the scholarship funds awarded.  

DUS provides scholarships to first generation and non-traditional students who come from all walks of life, yet struggle with financial need.  DUS recognizes the value of higher education to prepare students for successful careers and future positions of leadership in our community.  More than 80% of the students who attend college in the Denver area choose to stay in the community to pursue their careers.  Providing scholarships to MLK Scholars is truly an investment in Denver’s economy and serves to diversify the future leaders of our city.

For more information, please visit http://denverurbanscholars.org/

 

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS SINCE 2000


Academic Year
2018-2019

Austin Alexander
Santos Rivas
Luis Angel Mendez Corona
Yosunne Aguilar-Lopez
Kimberly Acosta
Juan Carlos
Maria Villagrana
Sara Mohsen
Erionna Tovar
Amayrani Garcia
Gjasmine Mershon
Zakira Seidu-Anza
Kayla Medina
Lorena Fierro
Ashley Viramontes
Ana Maria Castro Melgar
Manar Mohsen
Obioma Nwanko
Bianka Armendariz
Jakie Chaparro
Isabelle Flores
Jaky De La Torre
Feven N. Teka
Datiauna Raiteece Gordon
Agazi Halefom
Taylor Ramirez


Academic Year
2017-2018

Isabelle Flores
Jaky De La Torre
Flaven N. Teka
Rodica Ninguin
Bianka Armendariz
Francisco Terrones
Obioma Nwanko
Sabrin Mohamed
Kausila Niroula
Tien Trung
Nhut Vo
Ashley Viramontes
Jovonna Ortega
Maung Lin
Katrina Avalos
Anahy Holguin
Ashlee Roberts
Anya Dickson
Lorena Fierro
Adam Ramos
Angelica Medina
Zakira Seidu-Anza
Ranks Barima
Kayla Medina
Tatiana Herreda
Manar Mohsen
Maria Villagrana
Sara Mohsen
Bryce Von Phul Chewning
Clara Cordova
Erik Arreola
Dianthony Cortez Brown
Safiya Abdulhakim
Jeanett Chavez-Ramirez
Gjasmine Mershon
Austin Alexander
Santos Rivas
Jakie Chaparro
Randall Montano
Patrick Fox
Danielle Barron

Academic Year
2016-2017

Bobby Padilla
Christmas Paw
Clara Cordova
Coraima Chavez
Diana Bonfil
Diana Owusu
Ehsoenev Paw
Geraldo Torres
Hepzibah Bailon
Jorge Armendarez
Lucy (Lucero) Rodgriuez
Manny (Manuel) Dominguez
Maria Villagrana
Sara Mohsen
Stefanus Tampubalon
Valentina Nunez
Winnie Majaliwa
Zulma Reza
Angelica Medina
Adam Ramos
Anya Dickson
Ashley Viramontes
Austin Mauser
Brian Champion
Carlos Maez
Frankie Olivarez
Juanita Bernal
Kayla Medina
Kiana Kaibetoney
Lorena Fierro
Maribel Rodgriguez-Rameriz
Nancy Gonzalez
Ranks Barima
Sakira Seidu-Anza
Omar Galicia
Alejandro Herandez-Mora
Julian Cazares
Melisa Hernandez
Randall Montano
Raul Rojas
Sandra Martinez
Yutu Po
Tien Truong
Alexander Luna-Ochoa
Blanka Armendariz
Brianna Owens
Esmeralda Cabrera
Francisco Terrones
Joselin Rivera
Joselyn (Poco) Loya
Puleng (Ratu) Marutle
Rodica Ninguin
Sandra Carrillo
Travonn Redding
Makda Fitsum
Bianka Armendariz

Academic Year
2015-2016

Jose Martinez
Soledad Sosa
Carlos Castillo
Eva Martinez
Omar Galicia
Michelle YellowHawk
Paul Rojas
Sandra Martinez
Leilani Garcia
Alex Hernandez
Cesar Ita
Sara Mohsen
Bianka Armendarz
Sandra carillo
Catalina Garayoa
Eddie Garcia
Diana Bonfil
Bobby Padilla
Clara Cordova
Valentina Nunez
Coraima Chavez
Miriam Luevano
Fernando Ramirez
Juanita Bernal
Tatiana Herrada
Joseline Munoz
Anya Dickson
Angelina Medina
Brian Champion
Quynh Vo uther


Academic Year 2014-2015

Kimberlie Ayn Grady
Stacy Paskiewicz
Jaimile Flores
Shelly Allen
Angelica Alvarenga
Alpha Balde
Selena Bartez
Gregory Brott
Nora Calvillo
Mario Castro
Katryna Chamblin
Saul Chavira
Araceli Cortez
Cristine De La Luna
Claudia Delgado
Sophia  Dennis
Beverly Gilson
Michelle Gomez
Jose Gonzalez
Victoria Gonzalez
Jennifer Gray
Latina Hedgecock
Estefania Hernandez
William Hernandez
Elena Herrera
David Hinojosa-Rosales
Chris Howard
Tina Kribbs
Paulette Madrid
Jesus Manriquez
Alonzo Meza
Nancy Miramontes
Bryanda Monge Vega
Elayne Nieto
Alma Ochoa
Daniel Peralta
Laura Peralta
Lok Pokhrel
Omar Prieto
Adriana Puentes Ortiz
Cindy Rodriguez
Janaie Romero
Marina Sosa
Zuleima Torres
Diana Trejo Calzada
Virginia Tuckwell
Maria Venegas
Jaime Zamarripa
Sara Satar
Miguel Santana 
Lauren Spagnuolo
Rachelle Hapton Washington
Kim LaFleur
Tila Burnett
Shawn Jackson

 

 

Academic Year 2013-2014

Angelica Alvarenga
Selena Bartez
Brittany Bartges
Charles Bobbitt
Gregory Brott
Tila Burnett
Nora Calvillo
Guillermo Campillo
Mario Castro
Saul Chavira
Michelle Clifton
Araceli Cortez
Lindsey Crisp
Christine De la Luna
Claudia Delgado
Bettina Elder
Reyna Escamilla
Jaimile Flores
Alexandra Fontes
Hugh Fuller
Angelo Gallegos
Joaguin Gallegos
Julie Garton
Michelle Gomez
Victoria Gonzalez
Lesley Goodluck
Kimberlie Ayn Grady
Alma Gutierrez
Rachelle Hapton-Washington
Julie Harris
William Hernandez
Chris Howard
Susie Howe
Kim Jansen
Jennine Jeffries
Miyagi Kazuyo
Tina Kribbs
Saadia Lahsen
Kim LeFleur
Ricardo Lucero
Jose Marquez
Alonzo Meza
Sean Miller
Nancy Miramontes
Bryanda Monge Vega
Ngoc Nguyen
Tracy Nguyen
Elayne Nieto
Rosa Nunez
Lauren Olah
Shelly Oliver
Adriana Terrones Ortega
Stacy Paskiewicz
Blanca Reyes
Illana Rodriquez
Jesus Rodriquez
Vian Saeid
Miguel Santana
Sara Satar
Kevin Sisneros
Eddy Solano
Mariana Sosa
Reyna Torres-Acosta
Virginia Tuckwell
Denisse Vazquez
Bryanda Monge Vega
Jaime Zamarripa

Academic Year 2012-2013

Rachelle Hampton-Washington
Kim LaFleur
Miguel Santana
Reyna Escamilla
Shelly Oliver
Bettina Elder
Angelo Gallegos
Jose Hernandez
Joaguin Gallegos
Anthony  McCree
Kimberlie Grady
Amanda Kirkpatrick
Kevin Sisneros
Jose Marquez
Vian Saeid
Leslie Portugal
Daniella Abad
Angelica Andazola
Richard Brown
Beverly Gilson
Alma Gutierrez
Susie Howe
Ariana Jackson
Saadia Lahsen
Ricardo Lucero
Rosa Nunez
Stephanie Sandoval Rivera
Eddy Solano
Adriana Terrones Ortega
Reyna Torres-Acosta


Academic Year 2011-2012

Adriana Terrones Ortega
Alexandria Ybarra
Angelica Andazola
Anna Herztberg
Anthony E. McCree
Benjamin Olivas
Beverly Gilson
Brighton Dawn Finger
Daniella Abad
Emily Salinas Olivas
Estella Denise Amparan
Gabriela Acevedo
Joaguin Gallegos
Jose Marquez
Jose T. Hernandez
Kevin Sisneros
Kyle Zarn
Leslie Portugal
Mario Castro
Pauline Cobb
Richard Brown
Saadia Lahsen
Saeid Vian
Sara Satar
Stephanie Sandoval Rivera
Tonya Whittaker
Tracy Scott
Travis Irving

Academic Year 2010-2011

Adriana Terrones Ortega
Alexandria Ybarra
Angelica Andazola
Anna Herztberg
Anthony E. McCree
Benjamin Olivas
Beverly Gilson
Brighton Dawn Finger
Daniella Abad
Emily Salinas Olivas
Estella Denise Amparan
Gabriela Acevedo
Joaguin Gallegos
Jose Marquez
Jose T. Hernandez
Kevin Sisneros
Kyle Zarn
Leslie Portugal
Mario Castro
Pauline Cobb
Richard Brown
Saadia Lahsen
Saeid Vian
Sara Satar
Stephanie Sandoval Rivera
Tonya Whittaker
Tracy Scott
Travis Irving

Academic Year 2009-2010

Albert Krystle
Clair Kelsey
Javonne Frin Miller
Lindsay Martinez
Bradley Sosusco
Tracy Scott
Charlene Michael
Travis Irving
Derone Armstrong
Anna Hertzberg
Michael Maestas
Pauline Cobb
Inocencio Mendoza
Dawn Angel Diaz
Patricia Wilkinson
Leslie Portugal
Tonya Whittaker
Kevin Micha Sisneros
Daniella Abad
Jerilin Brewer
Reyna Torres-Acost
Beverly Gilson
Eden Solomon
Gabriela Acevedo
Kyle Zarn
Sara Satar
Saadia Lahsen
Alexandria Ybarra
Griselda Calderon
Richard Brown
Benjamin Olivas
Joshua Morgan
Katrina Beard
Samerawit Serekeberha
Johanna Sandoval
Estella Amparan
Jose Thomas Hernandez
Duacee Lore
Anthony Eugene McCree
Roberto Castaneda
Joaguin Gallegos


Academic Year 2008-2009

Krystle Albert
Estella Amparan
Monica Aragon
Derone Armstrong
Tameka Austin
Leonard Bass
Katrina Beard
Michael Bourassa
Gladys Brown
Renee Bustos
Kelsey Clair
Chihiro Cole
Jacquelin Comminello
Julissa Correa
Lynn Farnsworth
Javonna Fringer
Sherry Geck
Nora Healey
Jose Hernandez
Anna Hertzberg
Greg Holder
Kimimila Irving
Travis Irving
Leslie Jaime
Sara Jeffries 
Alexandria Joo
Duell Kelley
Latosha Lindon
Duacee Lor
Ameia Ann Mates
Manuel McCree
Benjamin Medrano
Charlene Michael
Angelica Monclova
Joshua Morgan
Natasha Morris
Benjamin Olivas
Tina Orega
Deseray Palincx
Johanna Sandoval
Tracy Scott
Samerawit Serekeberhan
Brooklyn Sisneros
Kate Smith
Teresa Trejo
Elisa Rae Villarreal
Tankeea Wall
Tonya Whittaker
Krystynna Woods

Academic Year 2007-2008

Krystle Albert
Kelsey Clair
Javonna Fringer
Leonard Bass
Katrina Beard
Darryl Becenti
Renee Bustos
Carman Carr
Jacquelin Comminello
Laura Isabel Escarceaga
Lynn Farnsworth Nicole Figueroa
Kena Foster
Sharon Gallegos
Sherry Geck
Sandee Geisler
Nora Healey
Travis Irving
Christopher Kelley
Sharon Annmarie Lewis
Charlene Michael
Joshua Morgan
Tina Orega
Tracy Scott
Brooklyn Sisneros
Kate Smith
Erin Steffey
Akela Williams
Jason Woodfork
Monica Aragon
Jan Johnson
Ivan Jones
Carlos Lopez
Mashawn Moore
Tankeea Wall
Tonya Whittaker
Krys Woods
Nanette Leona Archuleta
Gladys Brown
Victor Delgado
Joey Garcia
Tina Goodluck
Carnita Larea Harris
Kimimila Rose Irving
Eboni Brianne Justice
Katherine Lester
Manuel Ray McCree
Gjordana McKay
Rebecca Medina
Mary Moua
Benjamin Olivas
Gabriale Lynn Payne
Samerawit Serekeberhan
Elisa Rae Villarreal

Academic Year 2006-2007

Jemila Adam
Monica Aragon
Nanette Archuleta
John Boren
Lachelle Bryant
Yvonne Chapman
Jacquelin Comminello
Tanya Cooper
Jane Correa
Jasmine DeBoer
Victor Delgado
David Doyle
Daniel Duol
Laura Escarceaga
Sharon Gallegos
Joey Garcia
Sherry Geck
Maria Gomez
Tina Goodluck
Camita Harris
Byrdest Houston
Kimimila Irving
Jan Johnson
Ivan Jones
Eboni Justice
Evan Kim
Helen Leal
Katherine Lester
Sharon Lewis
Angelia Luck
Jennifer Ly
Soraida Montano
Brandy Montez
Mary Moua
Faridah Nansubuga
Kham Nguyen
Luan Nguyen
Truc Nguyen
Benjamin Olivas
Gabriale Payne
Dixon Rann
Beatrice Ronquillo
Jose Ruiz
Marion Sango
Rachel Santistevan
Mario Saucedo
Tracy Scott
Ladon Smith
Amber Ulrich
Elisa Villarreal
MaiVue
Ryan White


Academic Year 2005-2006

Jemila Adam
Wendy Almeda
Amalia Andazola
Monica Aragon
Monte Chambers
Yvonne Chapman
Jane Correa
Jasmine DeBoer
Jearlyn Denetclaw
Daniel Duol
Thuch Garang
Sherise Garduno
Tamar Gipson
Maria Gomez
Kanna Haro
Camita Harris
Chuntay Her Many Horses
Byrdest Houston
Jessica Howard
Jan Johnson
Van Jones
Hana Lee
Sharon Lewis
Latosha Lindon
Dominique Lucero
Angelia Luck
Monica McQueary
Amanda Miller
Soraida Montano
Brandy Montez
Stephanie Moran
Bertha Moua
Lori Lee Muniz
Luan Nguyen
Benjamin Olivas
Marilu Ortega
Gabriale Payne
Que Pham
Michelle Quintana
Valene Rodriquez
Beatrice Ronquillo
Tracy Scott
Angelica Shelman
Amber Tallbull
Legesse Teffera

Academic Year 2004-2005

Aanuoluwapo Alao
Antionette Brown
Yvonne Chapman
Maryann Coleman
Keia Fisher
Thuch Garang
John Gieu
Yvelle Hale 
Sybenie Hernandez
Ayron Herrera
Byrdest Houston
Jan Johnson
Sara Kahsu
Panther Kuol
LaToya Lane
Gina McKay
Amanda Miller
Soraida Montano
Norma Nwosu
Benjamin Olivas
Mona Reyes
Beatris Ronquillo
Cynthia Salas
Jerbonian Sims
Legesse Nega Terrera
Rachel Oliver Williams

Academic Year 2003-2004

Aanuoluwapo Alao
Antionette Brown
Yvonne Chapman
Christine Chavez
Maryann Coleman
Keia Fisher
Thuch Garang
John Gieu
Yvelle Hale 
Sybenie Hernandez
Ayron Herrera
Byrdest Houston
April Jacobs
Jan Johnson
Sara Kahsu
Panther Kuol
LaToya Lane
Gina McKay
Amanda Miller
Taquoia Miller
Soraida Montano
Norma Nwosu
Benjamin Olivas
Mona Reyes
Beatris Ronquillo
Cynthia Salas
Jerbonian Sims


Academic Year 2002-2003

Lonnie Cruz
Sybenie Hernandez
Noah Huntsman
April Jacobs
LaToya Lane
Crystal Loud Hawk
Evelyn Nakitende
Leslie Rodriguez
Beatris Ronquillo
Cynthia Salas
Isaura Saurez
Amber Tallbull
Angel Marie Vigil
Amanda Wine

Academic Year 2001-2002 

Lonnie Cruz
Matthew Drake
Sybenie Hernandez
Noah Huntsman
April Jacobs
Isaura Saurez
LaToya Lane
Crystal Loud Hawk
Troy David Montez
Evelyn Nakitende
Angel Marie Vigil
Elizabeth Vigil
Lora Whetstone
Amanda Wine

Academic Year 2000-2001 

Koralia DeLara
Matthew Drake
LaToya Lane
Crystal Loud Hawk
Tammy Lucero
Rebecca Mendoza
Noah Montoya
Lora Whetstone