Students build brighter futures in the DSF Future Center at Bruce Randolph School

For three students at Bruce Randolph School, the future has never looked brighter thanks to support they have found in the DSF Future Center. Erica, Yulissa, and Roger will graduate this spring, and college is the next stop on their roadmaps. Erica plans to attend Arapahoe Community College, eventually transferring to the University of Colorado Boulder, and will study architecture. … Read More

From Future Center to future doctor: Navigating the path to college

“It is an amazing feeling to advocate for people my age, especially in women’s health issues." Maryanuth (Mary) Keang, a senior at South High School, spends hours every week in school clinics across Denver Public Schools. As a youth advisor with Denver Public Health, Mary is helping to launch and evaluate its school-based clinic program, which operates 17 clinics in ... Read More

DSF Scholar steps up as a leader on campus and beyond

DSF Scholar Hassan Mustefa says his family holds one word at the core of their beliefs: tesfa, which means “hope” in the Ethiopian Tigrinya language. Working as agriculturalists in war-torn Ethiopia, Hassan’s parents abandoned their livelihood in the ’80s to forge a better life in the United States, where Hassan was later born. As a teenager, Hassan had the opportunity … Read More

Career Exposure Event Gives Students the Opportunity to Try on Broadcast Media and Journalism Careers

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and Denver7 partnered together for an exciting opportunity that brought students from Abraham Lincoln High School (ALHS) out to the studios at Denver7 for Media Day. This career exposure event allowed DSF College Advisors, Luis, and Emma an opportunity to educate students about the career opportunities that are available in broadcast media and journalism. The aim … Read More

Student Follows her Heart into Career as Cardiothoracic Surgeon

In seventh grade, Jamaika Elliot did a science project on the human heart. As a natural science whiz, her work caught the attention of her teacher. He suggested that Jamaika look into a career in the medical field, but she was not yet sure where her passion for science would take her. Inspired by family With a history of heart … Read More

Champion beatboxers help students find voice on pathway to college

DSF is excited to welcome champion beatbox duo, LightShip, to this year’s Bash to the Future event on April 6. Comprised of two time World Beatbox Champion Kaila Mullady and American Beatbox Champion and TEDxMileHigh speaker Mark Martin, LightShip is spreading the art of beatboxing all over the world, while helping students develop skills and confidence. Beatboxing is the art … Read More

Volunteer Lends a Hand to Help Students Figure Out Financial Aid

Denver Scholarship Foundation

During the month of February, DSF celebrates Financial Aid Awareness Month with the higher education community across the country. This past fall, DSF held 16 workshops to help Denver Public Schools (DPS) high school seniors complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). With the support of the workshops, DSF served 949 students and supported 739 FAFSA submissions. With … Read More

Future Center Fills the Gap for First Generation Students Navigating to College

The Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Future Center at John F. Kennedy High School (JFK) is decorated with college pennants, posters, and whiteboards adorned with flyers for upcoming scholarship deadlines. Here, students have access to binders full of information about in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, magazines and posters for career inspiration, and computers to research scholarship opportunities. Most importantly, students … Read More

Denver Public Schools Names New Superintendent, Susana Cordova

Denver Scholarship Foundation

On Monday, the Denver Board of Education, the policymaking body for Colorado’s largest school district, voted unanimously to appoint Susana Cordova as the next superintendent for Denver Public Schools (DPS). Susana served as the district’s deputy superintendent for the past two years. She will take over the top job in January. As DPS is one of our closest partners, Denver … Read More

Students Try on Careers in Skilled Trades Through Campus Tours

A growing number of career opportunities in Denver’s economy require a hands-on education. For students who are interested in careers like welding, advanced manufacturing, cosmetology, and auto services, the college experience can look very different than it would at a four-year university. Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is partnering with the Community College of Denver (CCD), Emily Griffith Technical College (Emily ... Read More