Multicultural Awards

Community Action Programs organized the first Multicultural Awards Banquet in 1989 to honor people of color who have made major contributions to the arts, business, community service, education, government, health, partners, science, and youth throughout Boulder County. That event marked the first county-wide recognition of the accomplishments of people of color. The banquet sends a positive message to people by introducing them to ethnically diverse people who are making a difference in their community. The partners category is seeking a person from the White/Anglo community who works with people of color to promote social justice around race issues.

The banquet has attracted the sponsorship of Amgen, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Camera, Chase, Gay & Lesbian Fund For Colorado, Intrado, Lexmark, Micro Motion, Inc., Roche Colorado, Seagate Technologies, Sun Microsystems, and other influential businesses as well as NOAA, organizations and individuals. Proceeds from the event have enabled Community Action Programs to award thousands of dollars in scholarship monies to multicultural college students residing in the county. These scholarships are based on the criteria of financial need, academic performance and community involvement. With the growing success of the banquet, the scholarship fund doubled in one year, from $1,500 in 1989 to $3,000 in 1990, $5,000 in 1994. In 2001, scholarship funds stabilized at $7,000.

    The Multicultural Awards and Nomination Forms (90KB) is an application to nominate those in the community who have made significant contributions to the community in the areas of Arts, Business, Community Service, Education, Government, Partners, Science and Youth. (Word Version) (276KB)

    Multicultural Awards Contribution Form (173KB) is for those who would like to make a contribution to the Multicultural Awards Banquet. Contributions go towards scholarships for low income students. Contribution recognition is described in the attached form. (Word Version) (261KB)


    2013 Scholarship Winners
    Victoria Arellano Ambrosia Berg
    Aaron De La Cruz Deisy De Luna Cervantes
    Layne Hubbard Rebekah Jones
    Eric Lake Susan Loriho

    2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
    Betty Ball Dorothy Bustamante
    Aya Medrud Eleanor Montour
    Lee and Beverly Springer Euvaldo Valdez

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