Teamwork makes the Dreamwork

“Teamwork makes the Dreamwork.” John Maxwell may have coined the phrase, but the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) team exemplifies this well-known concept every day. I am privileged to serve alongside our team of 60+ at DSF and we are honored to be recognized by the Denver Post as one of 2019’s Top Workplaces in Denver. Not only were we named … Read More

Lincoln Students Prepare for Futures at Senior Signing Day

As students filled the auditorium at Abraham Lincoln High School (Lincoln) on Senior Signing Day, an event organized by Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) College Advisors Emma Kepes and Luis Antezana, the upbeat and exciting music matched the room’s mood. At the event, more than 100 Lincoln seniors took the stage as underclassmen applauded their hard work in preparing for college, … Read More

Go ALL in for Graduation: Meet Aviva Nguyen

Dinner time at the Nguyen’s house often features college as a topic of conversation. Austin, Aviva, and Seraphine Nguyen—three DSF Scholars, attending three schools, navigating three unique pathways—use the time together at home to help each other succeed on their journeys to and through college graduation. As the middle child, Aviva has learned to forge her own path at Metropolitan … Read More

Go ALL in for Graduation: Meet Austin Nguyen

Meet Austin, Aviva, and Seraphine Nguyen: three siblings who, with encouragement from their parents, support from DSF, and guidance from each other, have become first generation college students. Austin Nguyen, a senior at John F. Kennedy High School, will graduate in June and embark on his journey to and through college this fall. Equipped with the tools provided by his … Read More

Go ALL in for Graduation: We are family

With encouragement from their parents, support from DSF, and guidance from each other, siblings Austin, Aviva, and Seraphine Nguyen have become the first generation in their family to graduate from college. Austin, a senior at John F. Kennedy High School, will graduate in June. Over the past academic year, he has spent hours in the DSF Future Center at school … Read More

DSF Scholar Creates Community Through Art

For DSF Scholar Ellen Kaufman, the inspiration to create art is rooted in her family’s history. By breaking down big concepts like cultural awareness with acrylics, pencils, and clay, Ellen aims to help her audience dig deeper with every piece she creates. “When I get into the zone and stop thinking, there is an energy driving my art,” Ellen says. … Read More

DSF Scholars Embrace Alternative Spring Break

For most college students, spring break is a time to travel with friends or relax at home. But Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholars Alfonso Barrera and Karla Muniz wanted to do something different. Both students are participants of the DSF Leadership Program, a partnership between Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) and DSF that aims to boost persistence and graduation … Read More

Bash to the Future 2019 raises over $57,000

Denver Scholarship Foundation’s (DSF) Bash to the Future event on April 6, 2019 was a success! With the support of attendees and sponsors, we were able to raise over $57,000 to help send Denver Public Schools’ students to and through college. A special shout out to the Cielo Foundation for their generous matching gift support of the event’s paddle raise. … Read More

DSF Alumna Volunteer Sees Importance in Developing Leaders

DSF Alumna Cristina Chacon knows what it means to be at the head of a group. A 2007 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School and 2011 graduate of Regis University, Cristina understands the value in developing leadership skills from an early age. “As a student I have always been well-spoken and comfortable speaking in front of crowds,” she says. Yet … Read More

Volunteer Helps Students Reach their A-Game

Sue Zoby is passionate about pushing students to perform at their best. A former track and field and cross country coach, Sue has hung up the whistle and turned her attention to helping students succeed on their journeys to college. “When I moved to Denver nine years ago, I knew I wanted to continue working with teenagers but did not … Read More