DSF Alumna keeps young students connected during COVID-19

As a paraprofessional at Swansea Elementary, a typical workday for Liliana Flores includes storytime and show-and-tell. In her role, Liliana works with first-grade students. Though her school has transitioned to remote learning, Liliana is making sure her young students are still able to experience the highlights of first grade by keeping them connected. A students-first philosophy A DSF Alumna and … Read More

DSF Alumnus Equips Community with Resources

DSF Alumnus Ousman Ba is helping families navigate systems to ensure they are receiving critical services during the COVID-19 outbreak. As remote learning is taking place and employment is impacted, Ousman helps organize outreach to community members in need in his role as program coordinator for the African Leadership Group (ALG). “Every Friday for the past three weeks, we’ve delivered 150 … Read More

COVID-19 Updates for our DSF Community

Dear friend of Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF), A lot has changed over the past several days, but one thing has not: our commitment to our mission to inspire and empower Denver Public Schools students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge, and financial resources essential for success. As we continue to strategize the best ... Read More

Future Center Students Get a Glimpse of Careers in Architecture

A monumental career often starts with a little inspiration. On Wednesday, January 29, students at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College joined current DSF Scholars on an immersive tour of the MBH Architects office in downtown Denver. Guided by architects at the firm, students participated in an icebreaker activity and saw the spaces where the architects work. With breathtaking ... Read More

Tax Time Creates a New Season of Giving to Make College Possible

UPDATE: The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on March 21, 2020 that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Learn more at IRS.gov. Additionally, the Colorado Department of Revenue has extended the state income tax payment deadline for all Colorado taxpayers to July 15, 2020. Learn more … Read More

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 … Read More

Scholars Put a Face to the Name Behind their DSF Scholarship

It’s not every day that Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholars have a chance to meet the donors who make their DSF Scholarships possible. But last month, as part of DSF’s Named Scholarship program, Scholars Santos and Michela met DSF donor Dick Shahan, and the three forged a special connection. A personal connection makes a Scholarship possible Mr. Shahan graduated from … Read More

DSF Scholars Partner to Pave the Way for Social Change

As a freshman at at George Washington High School, DSF Scholar Kai Suematsu woke up every day at 6:00 a.m. to head to the gym. His goal was to stay in shape by practicing basketball in the early mornings. However, Kai quickly learned that his routine would turn into a different kind of exercise—an exercise in kindness. On his daily … Read More

DSF Journey to Success Event Takes Guests on Adventure to and Through College

On Wednesday, November 13, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) welcomed some of our most dedicated donors to our Journey to Success event. The event offered guests an exclusive journey through DSF’s three-part program of College Access, Scholarship, and College Success, followed by an intimate conversation with Dr. Janine Davidson, President of Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver). Roth Living, which … Read More

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