Tax time creates a new season of giving to make college possible

Have you heard about ReFUND CO? This new program allows you to use your state income tax return to make a big difference in the lives of DSF Scholars. If you’re due a state income tax refund, this state program gives you the opportunity to use some or all of it to directly support a local nonprofit that matters to … 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, DSF staff and 112 volunteers supported 16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) workshops. Thanks to the tremendous dedication of everyone involved, we worked with more … 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

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