DiStefano Family Endowed Scholarship
CU Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, his wife, Yvonne, and their family established this scholarship in 2012 to provide an annual award of $1000 to first generation college students in their student teaching semester, especially those who are majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field. The inaugural scholarship awarded in 2014 marked DiStefano’s 40-year CU Boulder career, which began in the School of Education where Chancellor DiStefano served as professor and dean. As first-generation college graduates and former teachers, both Phil and Yvonne understand the value of educational opportunity and the importance of supporting future teachers. Eligible students must be first generation college students in their student-teaching semester.