October is Career and College Success Month

October: It’s the month known for fall festivities, changing leaves, beautiful weather—and preparing for life after high school. In celebration of Career and College Success Month, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is highlighting special milestones on students’ journey to college. In the DSF Future Centers, located in Denver Public Schools (DPS) high schools, seniors are working together with DSF College Advisors … Read More

DSF Annual Gala 2019 Raises Over $1 Million

Dear friend, On Wednesday, October 25, at the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Annual Gala 2019, nearly 800 DSF Alumni, supporters, partners, staff, and board members came together to celebrate the achievements of our DSF Scholars – and what a special night it was! DSF Scholar Lazarus West and younger brother Lawrence shared their story of friendship, perseverance, and success on ... Read More

Annual Gala 2019 Keynote Speaker Geoffrey Canada Visits the DSF Future Center

In celebration of DSF’s Annual Gala 2019, DSF welcomed Geoffrey Canada, the keynote speaker of the event, to the Future Center at Manual High School on September 25. Mr. Canada is the founder of Harlem Children’s Zone and is featured prominently in the documentary Waiting for Superman. During the event, attendees learned about DSF’s College Access programming through a community … Read More

Giving Back at DSF Annual Gala Brings Coleman Family Together

DSF Board Member Jonathan Coleman and his wife Aimee have attended many DSF Annual Galas from the time they became involved with the organization at its inception in 2006. But last year, Jonathan and Aimee brought two special guests to the DSF Annual Gala for the first time: their children, Emerson, 14, and Quincy, 12. At their Annual Gala dinner … Read More

Ball Foundation, DSF partner to empower DSF Scholars in STEM

What do college and aluminum cans have in common? Through Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF)’s partnership with the Ball Foundation, the two go hand in hand. DSF Scholars and Ball Corporation employees kicked off a year-long mentorship program with a tour of Ball Corporation’s canning facility in Golden, Colorado earlier this week. On the tour, Scholars learned firsthand how aluminum cans … Read More

DSF Scholar, Alumni mentorship pairs share success

After a summer of planning and preparation, the Alumni Advisory Committee (AAC) of Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is gearing up to kick off its Mentorship Program this fall. Now in its second year, the program empowers DSF Scholars and Alumni to grow professionally while inspiring them to contribute to the Denver community through individualized mentorship. Mentor and mentee pairs enjoy … Read More

On Auraria Campus, DSF Campus Advisors help Scholars build bridges 

This time of year, the Auraria Campus is buzzing with the excitement of a new college semester. Students have decorated their academic planners with due dates; they have sifted through important reminder emails in their inboxes; they have hole-punched their course syllabi and organized them in binders. Through the flurry of deadlines and information, DSF Scholars can count on their … Read More

DSF Mentorship Program Changes Lives by Connecting Alumni, Scholars

After a summer of planning and preparation, the Alumni Advisory Committee (AAC) of Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is gearing up to kick off its Mentorship Program this fall. Now in its second year, the program empowers DSF Scholars and Alumni to grow professionally while inspiring them to contribute to the Denver community through individualized mentorship. Mentor and mentee pairs enjoy … Read More

DSF Scholar finds secret to success

According to DSF Scholar Jorge Armendarez, the secret to success is all about the environment you put yourself in. Looking back to his senior year at Abraham Lincoln High School, Jorge remembers the moment that he set his sights on college. “I realized it later than most people did, but once I knew I wanted to go to college and … Read More

DSF adds a splash of spirit to Auraria Campus

With the addition of DSF’s Campus Advisors as part of our expanding college success program, DSF Scholars on the Auraria Campus have convenient access to DSF staff support all year round. Recently, we added a splash of DSF spirit to our Campus Advisor workspaces across the Community College of Denver (CCD), Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), and the … Read More