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