DSF Scholar Steps Up as a Leader on Campus and Beyond

DSF Scholar Hassan Mustefa says his family holds one word at the core of their beliefs: tesfa, which means “hope” in the Ethiopian Tigrinya language. Working as agriculturalists in war-torn Ethiopia, Hassan’s parents abandoned their livelihood in the ’80s to forge a better life in the United States, where Hassan was later born. As a teenager, Hassan had the opportunity … Read More

Career Exposure Event Gives Students the Opportunity to Try on Broadcast Media and Journalism Careers

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and Denver7 partnered together for an exciting opportunity that brought students from Abraham Lincoln High School (ALHS) out to the studios at Denver7 for Media Day. This career exposure event allowed DSF College Advisors, Luis, and Emma an opportunity to educate students about the career opportunities that are available in broadcast media and journalism. The aim … Read More

Student Follows her Heart into Career as Cardiothoracic Surgeon

In seventh grade, Jamaika Elliot did a science project on the human heart. As a natural science whiz, her work caught the attention of her teacher. He suggested that Jamaika look into a career in the medical field, but she was not yet sure where her passion for science would take her. Inspired by family With a history of heart … Read More

Champion beatboxers help students find voice on pathway to college

DSF is excited to welcome champion beatbox duo, LightShip, to this year’s Bash to the Future event on April 6. Comprised of two time World Beatbox Champion Kaila Mullady and American Beatbox Champion and TEDxMileHigh speaker Mark Martin, LightShip is spreading the art of beatboxing all over the world, while helping students develop skills and confidence. Beatboxing is the art … Read More

Volunteer Lends a Hand to Help Students Figure Out Financial Aid

Denver Scholarship Foundation

During the month of February, DSF celebrates Financial Aid Awareness Month with the higher education community across the country. This past fall, DSF held 16 workshops to help Denver Public Schools (DPS) high school seniors complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). With the support of the workshops, DSF served 949 students and supported 739 FAFSA submissions. With … Read More