The Janus Henderson Foundation Grows Partnership with DSF in Support of Scholarships

The Janus Henderson Foundation Grows Partnership with DSF in Support of Scholarships 

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is proud to establish a new named scholarship with Janus Henderson, a leading global active asset manager which seeks to benefit clients through the connections they make.  

Named scholarships are generous donations contributed to DSF scholarships, named by donors and designated based on additional criteria including degree type, field of study, postsecondary institution, or generation to college.  

One of the reasons the partnership is so successful is due to The Janus Henderson Foundation’s mission to help youth achieve their full potential through access to better educational opportunities. By supporting initiatives that improve the educational experience and learning potential of children, The Janus Henderson Foundation hopes to make a meaningful impact on student achievement and cultivate the talent of the future. Their investment in DSF’s scholarship programming ensures that DSF can continue to award need-based scholarships to Denver Public Schools (DPS) students.   

Jonathan Coleman, Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson Investors, Board of Directors, Janus Henderson Foundation, and Board of Directors, DSF

“The Janus Henderson Foundation is proud to support DSF because of the great work DSF accomplishes in supporting DPS graduates pursuing higher education,” says Jonathan Coleman, Portfolio Manager at Janus Henderson InvestorsBoard of Directors, Janus Henderson Foundation, and Board of Directors, DSF. “We know our investment in DSF will generate an attractive return because of the success DSF has achieved in helping its Scholars succeed in their academic endeavors.” 

Making College Possible  

DSF Scholars feel the impact of The Janus Henderson Foundation’s investment throughout their education journeys. We are spotlighting two students at University of Colorado (CU) Denver who are pursuing through college, thanks to the scholarship.  

Rachel Hernandez is a freshman at CU Denver studying accounting and criminal justice. She knew she wanted to enroll in and graduate from college since middle school. She graduated from Strive Prep High School, where her teachers and counselors not only encouraged her to apply to college but prepared her for what to expect. As a first-generation college student, Rachel is grateful for that push during high school, and continues to appreciate the guidance she receives from her DSF Campus Advisor Josue Loma. “He is another support system for me, and helps motivate me to achieve my goals,” says Rachel 

An additional support system for Rachel is her mom, who is also her role model. “My mom is a single mom who raised three kids. I always knew that I would have her emotional support to get into college, but we struggled financially. I am so grateful that DSF can help financially support me through college.” 

Anahi Chacon is a junior at CU Denver with three majors: international business, human resources, and business management. “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to receive the DSF scholarship. I come from a low-income family, so having extra help to pursue my education has meant a lot to me. Plus, being a DSF Scholar means having access to amazing leaders that help guide us to keep moving forward in our education and career.” 

Anahi dreams of one day having her own business and feels supported by both her family and DSF Campus Advisor Josue Loma to achieve her goals. Her support system has encouraged her to apply for internships between her junior and senior year and she is hopeful to gain real-world experience before she graduates college.  

“DSF has motivated me to stay in school and I am so grateful to the donors and supporters for giving us so many opportunities as Scholars,” says Anahi. At the beginning of the pandemic, it was difficult for her to adjust to remote classes. But with the help of her support system and DSF Campus Advisor, she continues to be successful in her journey.