DSF works to Ensure Success of its First-generation Scholars

By Lorii Rabinowitz, Chief Executive Officer, Denver Scholarship Foundation In November, each year, as a community, we celebrate the triumphs of our first-generation college students in concert with the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act. What’s been clear since that signing in 1965, and our Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) founding in 2006, is that the partnerships created … Read More

DSF Alumna Takes the Stage at TEDxCherryCreekWomen

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Alumna Bradlie Jones, known as Jelie, is no stranger to a performance stage. With a knack for the art of rap and spoken word, Jelie is putting her college education to work by running a successful business while growing her career as an artist. Jelie will share how her college journey equipped her with the tools … Read More

DSF Scholar Leads Peers with Passion for Service

Though several weeks of fall semester stretch ahead for DSF Scholars at MSU Denver, one Scholar is already making plans for spring break. While his plans do not involve a faraway beach or a mountain excursion, DSF Scholar Eddie Chavez has something even more epic in mind for his time off of classes: a life-changing trip for a dozen of … Read More

The Journey to Career and College Success Starts in the DSF Future Centers

For Bruce Randolph School senior Melvin Casillas, preparing for success after high school is a matter of hitting all the right notes. Inspired by his passion for music education and motivated by his dream to give back to the community, Melvin says he spends almost every free period in the DSF Future Center preparing for his next step after high … Read More

October is Career and College Success Month

October: It’s the month known for fall festivities, changing leaves, beautiful weather—and preparing for life after high school. In celebration of Career and College Success Month, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is highlighting special milestones on students’ journey to college. In the DSF Future Centers, located in Denver Public Schools (DPS) high schools, seniors are working together with DSF College Advisors … Read More

DSF Annual Gala 2019 Raises Over $1 Million

Dear friend, On Wednesday, October 25, at the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Annual Gala 2019, nearly 800 DSF Alumni, supporters, partners, staff, and board members came together to celebrate the achievements of our DSF Scholars – and what a special night it was! DSF Scholar Lazarus West and younger brother Lawrence shared their story of friendship, perseverance, and success on ... Read More

Giving Back at DSF Annual Gala Brings Coleman Family Together

DSF Board Member Jonathan Coleman and his wife Aimee have attended many DSF Annual Galas from the time they became involved with the organization at its inception in 2006. But last year, Jonathan and Aimee brought two special guests to the DSF Annual Gala for the first time: their children, Emerson, 14, and Quincy, 12. At their Annual Gala dinner … Read More

Ball Foundation, DSF partner to empower DSF Scholars in STEM

What do college and aluminum cans have in common? Through Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF)’s partnership with the Ball Foundation, the two go hand in hand. DSF Scholars and Ball Corporation employees kicked off a year-long mentorship program with a tour of Ball Corporation’s canning facility in Golden, Colorado earlier this week. On the tour, Scholars learned firsthand how aluminum cans … Read More

DSF Scholar, Alumni mentorship pairs share success

After a summer of planning and preparation, the Alumni Advisory Committee (AAC) of Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is gearing up to kick off its Mentorship Program this fall. Now in its second year, the program empowers DSF Scholars and Alumni to grow professionally while inspiring them to contribute to the Denver community through individualized mentorship. Mentor and mentee pairs enjoy … Read More

On Auraria Campus, DSF Campus Advisors help Scholars build bridges 

This time of year, the Auraria Campus is buzzing with the excitement of a new college semester. Students have decorated their academic planners with due dates; they have sifted through important reminder emails in their inboxes; they have hole-punched their course syllabi and organized them in binders. Through the flurry of deadlines and information, DSF Scholars can count on their … Read More