Breaking a Generational Cycle

Portia Cook began attending classes at Colorado State University when she was five years old – with her grandmother. That experience led her back to campus after struggling to overcome generational poverty and addiction. Cook credits her CSU Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship – funded by proceeds from the CSU license plate program – for helping her achieve her dreams.

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Taking the Long Way Home

After graduating from Fort Collins High School in 2004, Priscilla Duron’s (B.A., ’19) life was lacking any meaningful direction. She was working three part-time jobs and there was little, if any possibility, to pursue a four-year degree. But that all changed one afternoon.

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