Siblings hope to follow Scholar’s Path to College

Desarae White’s path through college, like many Denver Scholarship Foundation Scholars, was not always certain. After graduating from Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College in 2010, Desarae enrolled at the University of Colorado Boulder. She stayed for one year.

“I took a different path to earning a four-year degree,” Desarae said.

With assistance from the Denver Scholarship Foundation, Desarae began taking classes at the Community College of Denver where she eventually graduated with an associate’s degree in psychology. As a participant in DSF’s SEED program, she then transferred to CU Denver where she graduated last month with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

For Desarae, though, college is only the beginning.

While studying at CU Denver, Desarae began working  part-time at the Excelsior Youth Center in Aurora. With two psychology degrees, Desarae still works with the Excelsior Youth Center where she supervises and mentors young women who are victims of physical or sexual abuse.

Desarae exhibits the power of the possible. Her persistent pursuit to complete college pushed her to success, and now she works to make a difference in our community.

That’s the power of the possible!