Scholar finds success in flight

DSF Scholar Christl Haley didn’t have look far for career inspiration—the answer was written in the sky. Christl, a 2015 graduate of George Washington High School, says watching planes fly above her Green Valley Ranch home had sparked her interest in flying at a young age. “Living near the airport, I always thought planes were fascinating,” Christl said. As a … Read More

Eliminating the Roadblocks: Conquering the FASFA

Navigating the road map to college is complex and intimidating for many students, especially for students who are the first in their family to attend college. One of the biggest roadblocks for students tends to be financial aid. The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the primary form that the federal government, states and colleges use to … Read More

Denver Scholarship Foundation Names Lorii Rabinowitz as new CEO

The Denver Scholarship Foundation has named Lorii Rabinowitz as the organization’s next chief executive officer, after an exhaustive national search.  Ms. Rabinowitz will assume the role on December 1. The leadership change comes at a high point in the Denver Scholarship Foundation’s 11- year history.  The organization’s strategic investment in the community has provided $36 million in scholarships to more … Read More

BBB Partnership with Denver Scholarship Foundation Fosters Ethics in the Workplace

Denver Scholarship Foundation

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Denver and Boulder is partnering with the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) to optimize its impact of strengthening business ethics in the workplace by establishing the BBB Named Scholarship at DSF. BBB has committed at least $18,000 to sponsor DSF scholarships awarded to low-income graduates of Denver Public Schools – who are primarily from minority … Read More

The Ball Foundation Makes College Possible for Denver Students

Annual $40,000 investment, plus mentorship program designed to inspire students to pursue STEM careers The Ball Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ball Corporation, is partnering with the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) to help low income Denver Public Schools graduates picture themselves as future engineers, plant managers, and information systems officers through a mentorship program and an annual gift of $40,000 ... Read More

DSF Alumnus strives to set an example for family, friends

“Defiant” might not be the first adjective that comes to mind when describing a recent college graduate, but for DSF Alumnus Jose Miguel Jara-Garcia, “defiant” is the perfect way to describe his path through higher education. “I am not the first Latino to graduate from college, but the statistics for Latinos and Latinas are not encouraging,” Miguel said. “Identifying as … Read More

Annual Gala 2017 raises over $1.3 million — THANK YOU!

Dear Friend, On Tuesday night, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) celebrated our Annual Gala 2017! Thank you for those who attended—we are so grateful for your support. We hope you enjoyed celebrating our collective investment in the community and the accomplishments of our amazing Scholars and Alumni. It was a great pleasure to hear our featured speaker, Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer … Read More

Scholar’s passion for PR goes beyond the classroom

For Angelina Ursetta, public relations (PR) isn’t just a career path—it’s a way of life. From coordinating her sorority’s social media channels to serving on the executive board of the University of Northern Colorado’s Student Public Relations Network, Angelina is diving head-first into her passion for all things PR. As a 2014 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, Angelina … Read More

Thank YOU for supporting DSF at the Fourth Annual Golf Classic!

Thank you for attending Denver Scholarship Foundation’s Fourth Annual Golf Classic presented by Arrow Electronics!  We were pleased to have you as our guest and we hope you enjoyed your time at the Colorado Golf Club. More than 120 guests attended and approximately $165,000 was raised to benefit Denver Scholarship Foundation!  All proceeds from the event will fund scholarships to … Read More

Colorado Challenge Student of the Year Spreads Message of Positivity to Peers

Charline Nguyen’s optimistic energy is contagious—and she plans to spread it. As a Students Empowered Educated Determined (SEED) Scholar who completed her associate’s degree through the Community College of Denver in May, Charline will start her first year at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) in the computer information systems program this fall. Outside of class, Charline works in the … Read More