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College Works

In order to ensure the safety of participants in light of the COVID-19 virus, we will be moving the College Works summer program to an interactive, online experience.

College Works will enable you to start school with one required class done, the ability to navigate college and find resources, and some money in your pocket.

If you participate, you will be paid to: 

  • Take an online Public Speaking class for college credit- a class required for every major at MSU Denver. We will cover your tuition and fees- a $1,300 value!  
  • Be part of an online First Year Experience class designed to give you a chance to get a feel for college academics, learn about resources for success, gain skills to navigate MSU Denver, and meet new people. We will cover tuition and fees for this class as well- a $270 value!
  • Be paired with a peer mentor to answer questions and help guide you all summer and your first year at MSU Denver.
  • Engage in weekly career and job skill sessions.

Space is limited and first come, first served so apply today!

Participation Requirements

To participate in the College Works program you must be able to attend an employment orientation prior to May and five days (from 9:00-1:00) of job skills training the second week of June. After attending training, College Works participants will be placed in an on-campus job.

Please review your eligibility for the program by the county you live in below:

Outside Denver County

  • Ages 16-24
  • Experience challenges to employment including but not limited to:
    • Eligible for SNAP, TANF, or free or reduced lunch]
    • Homeless or housing-insecure
    • Be a person with a disability (physical, mental, and learning)
    • Be parenting or pregnant
    • Be a foster youth or former foster youth
    • Have been involved in the criminal justice system as an offender (including a misdemeanor, felony, probation, parole, etc...)
    • Be an English language learner

To verify or ask questions about eligibility outside Denver County please contact Brett Schager at or 720.523.6964.

Denver County Residents

  • Ages 16 -24
  • Meet one low-income requirement such as:
    • Attended a Title 1 School (follow link for a list of Title 1 Schools)
    • Receive SNAP, TANF, or free or reduced lunch


Please complete this form to apply.


If you have any questions about the program, please contact Scott Bergman at

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