DSF Alumni Amplify Peer Voices in Community

By Perla Bustillos Engagement Manager Ednium: The Alumni Collective  There is no better feeling than seeing Denver Public Schools (DPS) alumni hold important decision-making positions in our communities. It is even more empowering when an alumnus has overcome significant adversity in life and owns their story to positively uplift and impact others. Graduates of the first Ednium: The Alumni Collective cohort ... Read More

U.S. Bank Grows Partnership with DSF in Support of Students

For Marcia D. Romero, supporting Denver’s students isn’t just a passion—it’s personal. As an alumna of Abraham Lincoln High School and a first-generation college graduate, she sees the importance of Denver Scholarship Foundation’s (DSF) mission in the community. In her role as vice president and community affairs manager of corporate social responsibility at U.S. Bank, she has put her passion to work by building bridges between U.S. Bank’s community initiatives and DSF Scholars.  For the past two years, … Read More

DSF Community Raises Nearly $54,000 to Make College Possible

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Since our founding in 2006, nearly 14 years ago, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) has pledged to help students navigate systems that were not built with them in mind. There is no more important time to navigate these systems than right now. Thanks to the generosity of our community, DSF’s spring fundraising campaign was a huge success. With the graciousness of an anonymous match, and generous gifts, together we raised nearly … Read More

A Message of Solidarity to our DSF Family

Denver Scholarship Foundation

DSF was built on our inherent commitment to equity. As an organization that serves nearly 91 percent of students of color, it more important than ever that we commit to doing our part to disrupt and eradicate the systems that were not built for our students in mind. DSF stands with the members of our community who are personally impacted … Read More

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