DSF Announces 2021 College Partner of the Year

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) partners with 31 College Partners, which include technical and community colleges, and universities across Colorado. Our College Success program invests resources in the success of our Scholars and student communities, all the way through college graduation. DSF’s College Success programming would not be possible without our College Partners, and we are excited to announce this year’s College Partner of the Year – The University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder.

The partnership between CU Boulder and DSF starts with robust collaboration with the CU Admissions team in our fourteen (14) DSF Future Centers onsite at Denver Public Schools high schools, and continues with extensive on-campus advising for DSF Scholars attending CU Boulder. More DSF Scholars, such as first-generation college student Graciela Valencia, are choosing CU Boulder than ever before, partially because of CU Boulder’s dedication to the success of their college journeys. In the 2019-20 academic year, 216 DSF Scholars were enrolled at CU Boulder and received a total of $588,100 scholarship dollars. Since DSF’s founding in 2006, 703 DSF Scholars have been funded to attend CU Boulder.  

CU Boulder is committed to creating an especially welcoming and supportive college community, in which DSF Scholars can thrive and achieve their educational goals. Along with a comprehensive blend of admissions outreach and on-campus services, CU Boulder extends their commitment to DSF Scholars with significant financial resources. On average, for every dollar awarded by the DSF Scholarship, CU Boulder awards $3.59 in institutional aid to DSF Scholars.  

DSF Scholars at CU Boulder are thriving in their studies and graduating with success. The DSF Scholar persistence rate at CU Boulder is 96%, with the majority of students on track to graduate. The amazing team at CU Boulder goes above and beyond to ensure DSF Scholars receive the support they need for successful transition to college, and long-term academic success. Congratulations to CU Boulder for being this year’s DSF College Partner of the Year!