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

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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

Denver7 Anchorwoman Sheds Light on DSF Story

As a first generation college student, Denver7 anchorwoman Anne Trujillo says the mission of Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) to help make college possible for Denver Public Schools’ students resonates with her personally. “My parents always said, ‘you have got to go to college!’ We can all understand how intimidating that process is, but every student deserves the opportunity to imagine ... Read More

We are Thankful for College

This week, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is more thankful than ever for the opportunity of a college education. DSF Staff, Scholars, Alumni, Junior Board members, and other supporters are sharing their messages of gratitude this week. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at DSF! DSF Scholars are Thankful for College Jehovana Flores, DSF Alumna, says she’s Thankful for College because … Read More

Initiated Ordinance 300 passes

Dear friends, With all ballots counted, our Prosperity Denver Campaign Team has let us know that it is time to declare victory for Initiated Ordinance 300! We are thankful to the Denver Elections Division as they continue working overtime to ensure all ballots have been counted. With the passage of 300, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and so many other local … Read More

First Generation College Student Finds Bright Futures Ahead

Every year, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) awards scholarships to more than 1,800 Scholars. Of those Scholars, most are the first in their family to attend college. Through navigating a new schedule, building a new network of friends and professors, and balancing a job on top of it all, being the first is not easy. Ge’Swan Swanson, a sophomore majoring in … Read More

DSF Annual Gala 2018 raises $1.2 million — THANK YOU!

Last Thursday evening, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) celebrated our Annual Gala 2018 presented by Patty and Mike Starzer. Thank you to those of you who joined us at the event! It was a joy to celebrate the achievements of our DSF Scholars. Mena Hashim, DSF Alumna, shared her story as a young immigrant with the dream of becoming a doctor. After … Read More

Starzers’ Commitment to Education Shines Across Denver

In 2010, Patty and Mike Starzer began a partnership with Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) to help make college possible for Denver’s students. Today, as visionary leaders with a profound commitment to DSF Scholars, the Starzers serve as a cornerstone of DSF’s mission and an example to the Denver community. As generous champions of DSF’s Annual Gala for many years, the … Read More

DSF holds workshops to help students fill out FAFSA

This year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on October 1. FAFSA is a form that current and prospective college students in the United States fill out annually to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. For many families who might not otherwise be able to afford college, FAFSA can make dreams of college become a reality by … Read More