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 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

Celebrating our Graduates

A reason to celebrate Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) had a blast celebrating our Scholars at the DSF Graduation Celebration on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at City Park Pavilion. This annual event gives us the chance to congratulate our graduating Scholars on their achievements. Similarly, it allows us to welcome our newest class of incoming scholarship recipients and their families into … Read More

DSF Scholars Embrace Alternative Spring Break

For most college students, spring break is a time to travel with friends or relax at home. But Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholars Alfonso Barrera and Karla Muniz wanted to do something different. Both students are participants of the DSF Leadership Program, a partnership between Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) and DSF that aims to boost persistence and graduation … 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

Students Try on Careers in Skilled Trades Through Campus Tours

A growing number of career opportunities in Denver’s economy require a hands-on education. For students who are interested in careers like welding, advanced manufacturing, cosmetology, and auto services, the college experience can look very different than it would at a four-year university. Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is partnering with the Community College of Denver (CCD), Emily Griffith Technical College (Emily ... Read More

Snag in financial aid data sharing cripples scholarship providers

In late July, 2017, the Scholarship team at the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) was poised to begin the process of sending fall scholarship awards to more than 1,600 first-time and returning college students at our 31 College Partners around Colorado. To accomplish this, we had developed long-standing systems to exchange information with our college partners securely and efficiently, so that resources … Read More

Eliminating the Roadblocks: Conquering the FASFA

Navigating the road map to college is complex and intimidating for many students, especially for students who are the first in their family to attend college. One of the biggest roadblocks for students tends to be financial aid. The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the primary form that the federal government, states and colleges use to … Read More

2nd Annual Leadership Conference

On Friday, February 10th we held our 2nd Annual Leadership Conference for DSF Scholars. More than seventy DSF Scholars and guests attended, doubling the attendance from last year! Each Scholar attended leadership and networking workshops. Workshops were presented by young professionals from our DSF Alumni Advisory Committee, as well as our partners from Colorado Challenge. Scholars also had an opportunity … Read More