DSF works to Ensure Success of its First-generation Scholars

By Lorii Rabinowitz, Chief Executive Officer, Denver Scholarship Foundation In November, each year, as a community, we celebrate the triumphs of our first-generation college students in concert with the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act. What’s been clear since that signing in 1965, and our Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) founding in 2006, is that the partnerships created … Read More

DSF Alumna Takes the Stage at TEDxCherryCreekWomen

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Alumna Bradlie Jones, known as Jelie, is no stranger to a performance stage. With a knack for the art of rap and spoken word, Jelie is putting her college education to work by running a successful business while growing her career as an artist. Jelie will share how her college journey equipped her with the tools … Read More

DSF Annual Gala 2019 Raises Over $1 Million

Dear friend, On Wednesday, October 25, at the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Annual Gala 2019, nearly 800 DSF Alumni, supporters, partners, staff, and board members came together to celebrate the achievements of our DSF Scholars – and what a special night it was! DSF Scholar Lazarus West and younger brother Lawrence shared their story of friendship, perseverance, and success on ... Read More

Giving Back at DSF Annual Gala Brings Coleman Family Together

DSF Board Member Jonathan Coleman and his wife Aimee have attended many DSF Annual Galas from the time they became involved with the organization at its inception in 2006. But last year, Jonathan and Aimee brought two special guests to the DSF Annual Gala for the first time: their children, Emerson, 14, and Quincy, 12. At their Annual Gala dinner … Read More

Ball Foundation, DSF partner to empower DSF Scholars in STEM

What do college and aluminum cans have in common? Through Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF)’s partnership with the Ball Foundation, the two go hand in hand. DSF Scholars and Ball Corporation employees kicked off a year-long mentorship program with a tour of Ball Corporation’s canning facility in Golden, Colorado earlier this week. On the tour, Scholars learned firsthand how aluminum cans … 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 soar in DSF exhibit at Denver International Airport

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is flying high after unveiling our Community Cases exhibit at Denver International Airport (DEN). The exhibit highlights DSF’s unique three-part program of college access, scholarships and college success, major contributions to the Denver community, and Scholar perspectives. Charline Nguyen, one of six DSF Scholars featured in the exhibit, says she is “grateful and honored to be … Read More

Lincoln Students Prepare for Futures at Senior Signing Day

As students filled the auditorium at Abraham Lincoln High School (Lincoln) on Senior Signing Day, an event organized by Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) College Advisors Emma Kepes and Luis Antezana, the upbeat and exciting music matched the room’s mood. At the event, more than 100 Lincoln seniors took the stage as underclassmen applauded their hard work in preparing for college, … Read More

Meet Aviva Nguyen

Dinner time at the Nguyen’s house often features college as a topic of conversation. Austin, Aviva, and Seraphine Nguyen—three DSF Scholars, attending three schools, navigating three unique pathways—use the time together at home to help each other succeed on their journeys to and through college graduation. As the middle child, Aviva has learned to forge her own path at Metropolitan … Read More