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Program Mission

Epic Scholars is a Metropolitan State University of Denver program aimed at connecting, supporting and empowering students who’ve emerged from the foster care system and other difficult backgrounds—all of whom aspire to achieve greatness through higher education. The Epic Scholars mission is built on championing the desire to overcome, unlocking the potential within, and delivering the opportunities foster alumni and other independent students need to succeed. And at its core, the program aims to be the bridge between inner belief and outward ambition, lighting a pathway toward a better future for these students and the community they represent. 

 


 

About   

Epic Scholars was established in January 2018. The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance and meaningful support to independent students including those who were emancipated, unaccompanied and/or former foster youth. Once a student has been accepted to the Epic Scholars program, they will remain Epic Scholars through their academic career at MSU Denver as long as annual program requirements are completed. Epic Scholarships awarded are based upon the availability of funds and additional qualifying criteria. 

Epic Scholars is a Metropolitan State University of Denver program aimed at connecting, supporting and empowering students who’ve emerged from the foster care system and other difficult backgrounds—all of whom aspire to achieve greatness through higher education. The Epic Scholars mission is built on championing the desire to overcome, unlocking the potential within, and delivering the opportunities foster alumni and other independent students need to succeed. And at its core, the program aims to be the bridge between inner belief and outward ambition, lighting a pathway toward a better future for these students and the community they represent. 


The Program

The EPIC Scholars Program operates under the Student Care Center. The Student Care Center houses MSU Denver’s case management services and provides holistic, non-clinical case management support to MSU Denver Students who are facing challenging life circumstances that may prevent them from otherwise pursuing their educational goal. Participants in the program will have access to- 

Student Support Services provided by EPIC

Individualized academic coaching and emotional support. 

Scholarship opportunities and support with the scholarship search, application and overall process. 

The EPIC Scholars Stipend (Click here for additional stipend and scholarship information) 

Graduate school advising and career advising. 

Social events and workshops created to engage and connect students on campus. 

Referrals for housing, food, clothing, health, and Wellness. 

School supplies and other material supports as expressed/requested by scholars 

 


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EPIC Scholars Program

Student CARE Center

Tivoli Student Union

Suite 343

 

Hours:

Monday - Friday 

8:00am - 5:00pm

 

Contact:

Miguel Huerta, LSW  

CARE Case Manager/EPIC Scholars Coordinator

303-615-0006

mhuerta6@msudenver.edu