DSF Celebrates FAFSA Volunteers

Applying to scholarships and financial aid can be an arduous process. That’s why Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) staff and volunteers are there to help guide students through their college journey. Over 7 weeks this past fall, DSF staff and 112 volunteers supported 16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) workshops. Thanks to the tremendous dedication of everyone involved, we worked with more than 1,062 students to complete over 665 FAFSA applications.

DSF would like to give a special shoutout to our financial aid partner volunteers throughout the community, who gave their time and expertise in helping students complete applications:
Andrea Kossik
Asia Abeyta
Brittanie Wood
Cary Alpin-Gomez
Dan Harris
Denise Villalba
Erin Ulrich
George Shaver
Harlie Tucker
Jay Jeanneret
Jenny Wrinkler Richards
Julia Montijo
Karisa Eberly
Kelly Findley
Lauren Koppel
Lesa Briggs
Monica Bellaire
Monica Estudillo
Rey Morales
Shannon Amundsen
Shannon Webber
Tena Harris
Teresa Godinez
Terri Cedillo
Yonas Ambaye

We would also like to thank our MVP Volunteers who went above and beyond, volunteering at more than 2 workshops:
Brennon Martin
Erin Ulrich
Jennifer Bigger
Jenny Wrinkler Richards
Kelly Findley
Kristina Bell
Mandy Jameson
Michael Parrish
Mitchell Goudy
Monica Bellaire
Thuy-vi Vo

FAFSA volunteers who assisted at five or more workshops received the FAFSA Gold Award from DSF:
Chevy Lowe
Jerad Alexander
Julia Montijo
Lesa Briggs

Last, but certainly not least, DSF staff nominated the following FAFSA volunteers for the FAFSA Distinguished Service Award for their outstanding service in helping to make college possible for Denver’s students. The Distinguished Service Award goes to volunteers who provided quality service through cultural sensitivity, completing the FAFSA with accuracy, administering training for volunteers and staff, and extending a warm and welcoming presence towards students and their families:
Chevy Lowe
Erin Ulrich
Jerad Alexander
Kelly Findley
Mandy Jameson
Maria Ramirez
Mitchell Goudy
Shannon Amundson
Shannon Webber
Samantha Sgourakes
Sophie Merrifield

DSF thanks all of our FAFSA volunteers who assist us year after year in providing expert service to Denver Public Schools students and families. Want to learn more about joining DSF’s extraordinary volunteer team? Visit our website.