Denver Scholarship Foundation Virtual Gala Raises over $1M!

  Thanks to your immense and overwhelming generosity, we are still reliving the magic of the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Virtual Gala 2020: Celebrating with Spirit. We invited you to invest in the future of our DSF Scholars during an unprecedented time, and your response was extraordinary! The final numbers are in! With heartfelt gratitude to our community and each of you who joined us during Spirit Week, we are excited to share that we … Read More

DaVita Builds on Outstanding Partnership with Denver Scholarship Foundation

Denver Scholarship Foundation

During Denver Scholarship Foundation Virtual Gala 2020: Celebrating with Spirit, we are taking a moment to celebrate a few of our partnerships that make our work possible.   Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is proud to have a longstanding 7-year partnership with DaVita, a health care provider focused on transforming care delivery to improve quality of life for patients globally. Part of … Read More

Denver Scholarship Foundation Grows with Partner Alpine Bank 

Denver Scholarship Foundation

During Denver Scholarship Foundation Virtual Gala 2020: Celebrating with Spirit, we are taking a moment to celebrate a few of our partnerships that make our work possible.   For the past three years, Alpine Bank has been a proud supporter of Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and its mission to support Denver Public Schools students on their journeys to and through college graduation. The … Read More

TRIO & Me, Obinna Onyeali, DSF College Advisor at Montbello 

I am grateful for what TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) did for me in my undergraduate years at the University of Colorado Boulder (GO BUFFS!). My TRIO SSS program called Summer Ready helped to cultivate the light in me that I never believed could really shine. I was always a dedicated young man, but I needed guidance to ensure that … Read More

Three Cheers for DSF Scholar Gigi Granados 

Angelica “Gigi” Granados is passionate about encouraging others so they can achieve their goals. For her, it just comes naturally. A 2017 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School, she is now a DSF Scholar and a senior cheerleader at the University of Denver (DU).  Beyond the court, she also serves as a different kind of cheerleader on campus. Gigi, a first-generation college student, is a resident assistant (RA) for a first-generation living-learning community that supports students on their college journeys.  Though … Read More

DSF Staff Highlight: Stephanie López, MSW

Stephanie López, MSW, is no stranger to working for what she believes in. A Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Alumna, Stephanie grew up attending various Denver Public Schools. From a young age her parents instilled in her the value of hard work. Now, all that work has led her to become the newest college success program manager at DSF. Although the … Read More

Prosperity Denver Fund Partners with Nonprofits to Boost Student Success in College

At Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF), we often say, “it takes a community to make college possible.” More than a mantra, we see this statement in action every day, whether we are helping a student and their family navigate through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or hosting mock interviews with DSF Scholars and Denver businesses. Did you know … Read More

DSF and COSI Partner to Support Students with Scholarship, Wraparound Services

Jackie Marquez remembers looking over her notes as she walked into the Denver Capitol building on a chilly January day. Though she was no stranger to public speaking, this day was special. On this day, she would speak in front of the state legislature on behalf of her fellow DREAMers, or young people impacted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (CADA) program and the DREAM Act. In speaking to the legislature about her success in … Read More

DSF Alumni Amplify Peer Voices in Community

By Perla Bustillos Engagement Manager Ednium: The Alumni Collective  There is no better feeling than seeing Denver Public Schools (DPS) alumni hold important decision-making positions in our communities. It is even more empowering when an alumnus has overcome significant adversity in life and owns their story to positively uplift and impact others. Graduates of the first Ednium: The Alumni Collective cohort ... Read More

Navigating to College in the COVID-19 World

For high school seniors like Anavelle Hernandez, the pandemic has created new obstacles to overcome on the journey to college. The spaces where college conversations and preparation normally take place—including the DSF Future Center at Abraham Lincoln High School—closed in March for the remainder of the school year. But with the virtual support of DSF College Advisors Emma Kepes and Luis Antezana Alba, Anavelle is still on track … Read More