Darnell Pickup Endowed Scholarship

Natalie Darnell Pickup was born and raised in Boulder by her parents Phyllis and Dr. Jerome C. Darnell. Dr. Darnell was a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder for 33 years before retiring in 1998. Natalie graduated from CU Boulder in 1991, and her brother, Jayson Darnell, graduated in 1988.

During her time at CU Boulder, Natalie met her husband, Todd Pickup, who was an undergraduate before transferring and graduating from University of Southern California. Natalie and Todd Pickup were married in Boulder and now live in Newport Beach, California. They were excited when their son, Max Pickup, decided to attend CU Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information. Max graduated from CMCI in 2023 with degree in Journalism and a minor in Sports Media.

Natalie, Todd, and their entire family are passionate about the excellent education and experiences provided at CU Boulder and especially CMCI. They established this scholarship through the DevTo Support Foundation in the hope that it will help future students lessen the financial burden of a college education as they become our future leaders in communication and technology.

Please write thank you letters to Natalie and Todd Pickup.

Schools, Colleges, Departments
College of Media, Communication and Information