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CSU-Pueblo Foundation announces the newly established Wilbur Richardson Scholarship Fund

Release Date: August 27, 2018

Amber Shipley

Communications & Events Manager

CSU-Pueblo Foundation


CSU-Pueblo Foundation announces the newly established Wilbur Richardson Scholarship Fund

PUEBLO – The Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Wilbur Richardson Scholarship Fund by Patrick DeMartine of Windsor, CO.

The Wilbur Richardson Scholarship Fund will be awarded to students majoring in computer information systems or cyber security. The scholarship is both merit-based and need-based and is only available to full-time undergraduate students. The successful applicant must possess and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Wilbur Richardson was born and raised in Kansas during the Great Depression, fought in World War II, moved to Pueblo in 1955, and taught at Central and South High Schools, retiring from Southern Colorado State College, now CSU-Pueblo. The 93 year old plays golf, volunteers at the Weisbrod Aircraft Museum and his church, and most notably, drives an Uber.

Patrick “Pat” DeMartine established the fund because Richardson significantly contributed to his love of education when he attended Southern Colorado State College, now CSU-Pueblo.

“This scholarship exemplifies the impact our faculty have on the academic and professional development of CSU-Pueblo students. For a former student to personally create, and fund, a scholarship in the name of a faculty member shows the length Mr. Richardson went to engage and interact with students. We are proud to offer this scholarship in honor of Mr. Wilbur Richardson,” said Foundation President and CEO Todd Kelly.

The CSU-Pueblo Foundation provides opportunity, promotes equity, and promises excellence to CSU-Pueblo students. The CSU-Pueblo Foundation awards more than 900 scholarships each year thanks to the generous contributions of individuals and companies who value education. For more information about supporting scholarships, contact the CSU-Pueblo Foundation at 719.549.2380 or visit


Colorado State University-Pueblo is committed to excellence, setting the standard for regional comprehensive universities in teaching, research, and service by providing leadership and access for its region, while maintaining its commitment to diversity.



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