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CSU Alliance



Colorado State University’s Alliance High School Partnership was created in 2007 with ten Colorado High Schools.  The Alliance Partnership unites students, families, high school personnel, and the Colorado State University community in a common goal:  to envision education beyond high school and send more Hinkley High School students to college.  By working together, we create an environment in which we elevate the expectation of students and their families that a higher education is essential, accessible, and attainable. 

Since the Alliance Partnership’s creation in 2007 we have collaborated to provide the following programs/opportunities for Hinkley High School students, families, and staff. 

Alliance Award:  This is a $2500 scholarship Hinkley High School graduates who are admitted to CSU Fort Collins by the February 1st deadline.  Students who attend community college after high school and transfer to CSU Fort Collins are also eligible for the Alliance Award. 

Alliance Family Visit:  This annual fall visit provides students and their families the opportunity to learn about admissions and financial aid; meet CSU faculty and staff, and hear firsthand about the experience of other college students. 

Annual Field Trips and Workshops:  Hinkley students have several opportunities throughout the year to visit the CSU Fort Collins campus.  We complete a yearly Campus Visit, CSU Diversity Day, ISTEC Conference, Colorado Global Climate Conference, and more. 

Business Leadership Institute:  Sponsored by Colorado State University’s College of Business, this two-day overnight leadership conference is designed for high school juniors or seniors. 

STEM Workshops: Alliance high school students are selected to participate in one-week sessions held in collaboration with CSU’s College of Engineering.  The session allow middle and high school students to gain hands-on experience in emerging fields of science that impact today’s society. 

Black Issues Forum:  A pre-collegiate leadership forum to provide students a vehicle to demonstrate their written and oral communication skills and to enhance leadership potential. Participants have the opportunity to meet and interact with community leaders and University faculty as they discuss and evaluate important issues that affect the Black community at the local, state, national, and/or global level.

Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session: The Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session (LDZ) is the most recognized high school age leadership program of NHI. Started in 1983, the overall challenge of the LDZ is for the students to envision themselves as part of the future leadership of a 21st Century Latino community.

Programs for Teachers:  Alliance Partnership middle and high school teachers are selected to participate in a variety of programs that aid in their professional development. 

*Not all programs and opportunities are listed here

  • The CSU Alliance Student Survey 2012  is ready for students.  All students (grades 9-12 ) will take the survey available at the following link:
  • Family Connection  Click on the 2011-2012 CSU survey Link  (scroll down and you will find it on the left hand side of the page)