The C4E Scholar Programs at the Collaborative for Student Achievement include programs dedicated to providing access to higher education and supporting students’ transition to and through Colorado State University. They currently include the following institutionally and privately funded programs:


  • Provide mentoring, personal, academic, and financial support for scholarship recipients
  • Build a community of support and enhance sense of belonging on campus
  • Support academic success
  • Provide community engagement/service opportunities
  • Increase graduation rates for selected populations


Contact Us

Miel McCarthy

First Generation Award
Associate Director, Community for Excellence Scholar Programs

Email Miel McCarthy:

Sam Desta

Puksta Scholars Program, Reisher Scholars Program
Senior Coordinator, Community for Excellence Scholar Programs
Email Sam Desta: