Tax time creates a new season of giving to make college possible

Have you heard about ReFUND CO? This new program allows you to use your state income tax return to make a big difference in the lives of DSF Scholars. If you’re due a state income tax refund, this state program gives you the opportunity to use some or all of it to directly support a local nonprofit that matters to … Read More

DSF Celebrates FAFSA Volunteers

Applying to scholarships and financial aid can be an arduous process. That’s why Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) staff and volunteers are there to help guide students through their college journey. Over 7 weeks, DSF staff and 112 volunteers supported 16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) workshops. Thanks to the tremendous dedication of everyone involved, we worked with more … Read More

DSF Alumna Builds Leaders at MSU Denver

When DSF Alumna Jasmine Villalobos-Valles speaks to students at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) about the challenges of college, she speaks from a place of experience— and very recent experience at that. A 2014 graduate of Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College and a 2019 graduate of MSU Denver, Jasmine now supports DSF Scholars like herself. Continuing a … Read More

DSF Builds Strong Volunteer Program with Community Support

The previous year—academic year 2018-19—was a banner year for both Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and our team of volunteers. DSF staff, led by Volunteer Manager Caryn Oppenheim, helped launch DSF’s Volunteer Forward movement, which was met with tremendous enthusiasm from the community. Volunteers gave their time in support of DSF’s three-part program of College Access, Scholarships, and College Success, from … Read More

Scholars Put a Face to the Name Behind their DSF Scholarship

It’s not every day that Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholars have a chance to meet the donors who make their DSF Scholarships possible. But last month, as part of DSF’s Named Scholarship program, Scholars Santos and Michela met DSF donor Dick Shahan, and the three forged a special connection. A personal connection makes a Scholarship possible Mr. Shahan graduated from … Read More

DSF Scholars Partner to Pave the Way for Social Change

As a freshman at at George Washington High School, DSF Scholar Kai Suematsu woke up every day at 6:00 a.m. to head to the gym. His goal was to stay in shape by practicing basketball in the early mornings. However, Kai quickly learned that his routine would turn into a different kind of exercise—an exercise in kindness. On his daily … Read More

DSF Journey to Success Event Takes Guests on Adventure to and Through College

On Wednesday, November 13, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) welcomed some of our most dedicated donors to our Journey to Success event. The event offered guests an exclusive journey through DSF’s three-part program of College Access, Scholarship, and College Success, followed by an intimate conversation with Dr. Janine Davidson, President of Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver). Roth Living, which … Read More

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