Scholar Resources

Upcoming Events


September 12: 5-630pm @ Colorado College (Gaylord Hall)

Are you interested in pursuing a major in Pre-Med/Health fields or Business/Economics? 

Come to a panel of CC faculty and staff to hear about what that might look like at Colorado College and beyond. The panel will be just under an hour followed by a small group table talk with individual faculty/staff.

We will have light snacks!

September 28: Ofrenda Workshop Day 1 6-8pm @ Arts & Craft Studio in Worner

Stroud is invited again this year to create another ofrenda for this year's Dia de los Muertos Celebration at the FAC! Learn a a new fiber arts skill to create elements for this year’s ofrenda and learn from visiting fiber artist, John Fifield-Perez. John is a textile artist and educator with a material-based conceptual practice. His work centers on themes of queerness, intimacy, and the romantic ideal through the formal language of abstraction. Max. 20 participants - RSVP here!

On Your Own: Submit an article/piece for the September newsletter by September 18th
Tutoring: Every Wednesday from 6-8pm @ Tutt Library (starting September 13th)


October 5: Ofrenda Workshop Day 2 6-8pm @ Arts & Crafts Studio in Worner

This is the 2nd workshop day were you can learn a new skill in fiber arts with artist John Fifield- Perez to create an element for the Stroud ofrenda this year. You don't have to attend session 1 to attend this one. (Max. 20 participants)

October 21: CC Hockey Game vs. Long Island 6pm @Robson Arena

Come and cheer on the CC Men's Hockey team at the new Robson Arena! Going to watch a hockey game is one of the most popular pastimes for CC students and is a great way to connect with other members of the CC community. (Max. 40 students with 1 guest each)

October 28: Diana's Pumpkin Patch

We will spend an afternoon with friends and family at Diana’s Pumpkin Patch in Canon City (about an hour from CC)! Explore the giant corn maze, play in the corn bin, go on a hayride or slide down the hay slide. Afterwards, grab a snack or roast some marshmallows at the fire pit. (No max!)

On Your Own: Create an element to include in the ofrenda for the Dia de los muertos exhibit at the FAC by October 8th OR write a book review for the newsletter by October 16th
Tutoring: Every Wednesday from 6-8pm @ Tutt Library


November 1 & 2: Dia de los Muertos Celebration 4-8pm @ the FAC *Family Event*

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) @ Colorado College will be hosting a two day Day of the Dead celebration again this year with food, performances, music, activities and art exhibits! On display will be a series of ofrendas created by students from different local schools as well as our own Stroud Scholars. This is a FREE public event that is open to everyone, so bring the whole family and enjoy the fun!

November 11: Traditional Medicine & Practicing Self-care (TBD) @Colorado College

Come learn wabout practicing self-care and self-healing through workshops centered on traditional medicine with Shayai Lucero. Shayai was born and raised on the reservations of the Pueblos of Acoma and Laguna. She is of the Roadrunner clan for her mother and a Turkey Child for her father. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry and is a lifelong student of the traditional Pueblo healing methods. Workshop topics will include laugh therapy, color therapy and tea making, among others.

On Your Own: Nanowrimo Writing Challenge (more info to come)
How long do you think it takes to write a novel? A year? Five years? For some, 30 days is just enough; at least, if you’re participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).The challenge? To write the first draft of a novel that’s at least 50,000 words. You start on November 1 and end on November 30. It’s that simple. After that, you’re free to work on revisions for as long as you want. Put that story on the page! **You don't have to meet the 50,000 words to get credit for participating for Stroud.**
Tutoring: Every Wednesday from 6-8pm @ Tutt Library


December 2: Elf the Musical 7:30pm @ FAC

Let’s get together and get ready for the holiday spirit at the Fine Arts Center here at CC on opening night of Elf the Musical! (Max. 20 participants)

December 9-10: Volunteering @ Christmas Unlimited

Stroud Scholars students, mentors and staff will help support the work of Christmas Unlimited during their busiest time of year! During the holiday season, Christmas Unlimited collects and distributes toys to the families in need in El Paso and Teller counties in a store-like environment, empowering parents to select gifts for their children. Volunteers will be helping run the toy store and stocking items. Sign-up for a 2-3 hour shift between 9am-830pm.

On Your Own: TBD- Information forthcoming!
Tutoring: Every Wednesday from 6-8pm @ Tutt Library


January 13: Educating Children of Color Summit (8am-5pm @ Colorado College)

The Educating Children of Color Summit provides a unique opportunity for educators, juvenile justice, and child welfare professionals to enhance their ability to retain and inspire the students they serve. It is also an opportunity for high school students to learn about themselves while they explore higher education. Finally, the Summit is an opportunity for parents to learn to communicate with schools and with their children to maximize their child’s success.This year we will award $140,000 in scholarships and educational awards. Over the last 15 years, ECOC has awarded more than $380,000 in scholarships and educational gifts as well as 219 laptops to students attending the Educating Children of Color Summit.

Registration is FREE for students!

January 28: Youth Celebrate Diversity Conference (715am-5pm @ Cherry Creek HS- Denver)

Started in 1994, Youth Celebrate Diversity (YCD) Colorado reaches over 1,100 teens and educators in 185+ schools and youth organizations annually across the state through our program.YCD Colorado supports high school teens and educators exploring identity, educating their peers and themselves, and making Colorado schools inclusive for all.

Maximum number of 20 participants.

Tutoring: Every Wednesday from 6-8pm @ Tutt Library


February 11: Mock Trial (11am-130pm @ Colorado College)

Colorado Lawyers Committee volunteers have presented trials to high school students based on a fictional case arising from a violation of Colorado’s Hate/Bias-Motivated Crimes Statute (formerly the Ethnic Intimidation Statute). At the conclusion of the trial, students act as jurors to discuss the issues presented and reach a verdict. Students discuss diversity in their community, and learn the value of preventing the spread of racial slurs and hateful actions.Maximum number of 40 participants.

February 18: College Experience Conference (8am-2pm @ Colorado College)

The College Experience conferences give students the opportunity to explore academic and career interests in a college campus setting. Students will meet and connect with peers from other high schools and community leaders. Event includes conference-style led sessions with college students, faculty, & staff fromColorado College, campus tours, & opportunities to experience campus highlights that are unique to the institution & that complement each student's future chosen academic and career pathway.

Tutoring: Every Wednesday from 6-8pm @ Tutt Library


March 4th, 11am-330pm: College Campus Visits @Colorado College & UCCS (current sophomores & guardians)

We have organized programs relating to navigating the college application and admission process.

You will be coming to campus and attending a College 101 information session, ending with lunch in the dining hall.

March 11th: College Campus Visits @DU & UC Boulder (current juniors & guardians)

We have organized two campus tours- one at University of Denver (DU) and one at University of Colorado- Boulder. This will give you all the opportunity to see other types of campuses and what they are like.

March 15th: College Introduction Program @ Colorado College (current seniors & guardians)

This program will assist the transition from high school to college life and help prepare students to be successful with insights on academic planning and information regarding campus resources that are transferrable to any college community.

Tutoring: Every Wednesday from 6-8pm @ Tutt Library


April 8th: Critical Inquiry Seminar w/Brandon Shimoda (TBD@ Colorado College)

Brandon Shimoda is a yonsei (4th-gen Japanese American) poet, writer, and teacher of writing. He has taught writing to students of all ages, from elementary school students just beginning to discover the pleasure and the power of transforming their experiences—their joys, dreams, fears, curiosities—into stories, to elders considering the extent of their lives and wanting to make of their memories a panorama of transferable meaning. He is a professor of creative writing at Colorado College and a facilitator of creative writing workshops.

April TBD: Colorado College Powwow (830am-5pm @ Tava Quad- Colorado College)

NASU (the Native American Student Union) at Colorado College has brought awareness of indigenous identities to the CC campus and the surrounding community in Colorado Springs. NASU has hosted annual Pow-wows since 1991, invited multiple Native and Indigenous speakers and artists, and continues to be a powerful voice on positive social change.

Tutoring: Every Wednesday from 6-8pm @ Tutt Library


May 1: Celebration & Senior College Signing Reception (6-730pm @ Colorado College)

Join us here at Colorado College as we celebrate the Inaugural Cohort and their post-secondary plans! President L. Song Richardson will present the keynote address and supporters of Stroud past, present and future will gather together to wish our seniors well and see them off in the next part of their journey!

Tutoring: Every Wednesday from 6-8pm @ Tutt Library
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AliciaRose Martinez
Assistant Director, College Access Programs
(719) 389-6098


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