Stead Family Foundation Supports DSF Through Gala and Named Scholarship

Jerre and Mary Joy Stead

DSF is excited to announce that the 2021 DSF Annual Gala is presented by Stead Family Foundation! Thanks to the foundation’s support, proceeds from the DSF Annual Gala will go directly to supporting thousands of Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) graduates in their journeys to and through college. The mission of Stead Family Foundation is to invest in the future and … Read More

Group14 Engineering Partners with DSF to Provide Internships and Scholarships

DSF Scholar Luis Avalos enjoys the outdoors

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is proud to continue our partnership with Group14 Engineering, a B Corp and Certified Just Denver-based consulting firm committed to improving the energy and resource efficiency of buildings. Many Group14 employees are Denver Public Schools (DPS) graduates, so supporting local public schools is important to who they are as an organization. As a B Corp, they are committed to giving 1% of net … Read More

For First-Generation College Student Brandon Navejas, Family is Everything

Brandon Navejas Outside Taqueria La Familia
For North High School graduate, Brandon Navejas, family is everything. That's just one of the reasons he continued to work at his family’s restaurant, Taqueria La Familia, throughout high school, sometimes working 60 hours a week. After the unexpected passing of his father in 2020, he felt it was even more important to support his mother, at home, and at the restaurant.   Brandon talks about ... Read More

DSF Celebrates 2021 Graduates!

DSF Scholar Javier in a graduation cap and gown.

All of us at Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) are incredibly proud of the Class of 2021 high school and college graduates. These students have persevered through a global pandemic, economic hardship, social unrest, and more, yet their resiliency continues to shine. Thanks to the incredible work of our College Advisors at DSF Future Centers, Campus Advisors on the Auraria Campus in Denver, and our 31 College Partners throughout … Read More

DSF Alumni and Scholars Build Close Relationships, Support Systems Thanks to the Mentorship Program

DSF Scholar Nhi Vuong

After a year of virtual networking, friendships, and relationship building, the 2020-21 Mentorship Program is coming to a close. Along with the Alumni Advisory Committee (AAC) of Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF), the Mentorship Program empowers DSF Scholars and Alumni to grow professionally while inspiring them to contribute to the greater Denver community through individualized mentorship.   Mentor and mentee pairs enjoyed several remote group events … Read More

DSF Scholar Demonstrates Leadership Skills at University of Denver

DSF Scholar Arleth

Since her senior year at South High School, Arleth Ocon knew she wanted to pursue social work. One of the tough decisions she had to make as a senior, however, was which college to enroll into. She had it all planned out to pursue her undergraduate degree in a school with a strong social work program, and then enroll into graduate school to continue her studies. University of Denver … Read More

DSF Alumna Supports Students as COSI Grant Coordinator

Rachel Taylor has always been drawn to education, partly because of the impact it made in her life as a young person growing up in Denver, Colorado. A DSF Scholar, Rachel graduated from Montbello High School in 2011 and remembers fondly of the DSF Future Center and her college advisor, Mrs. LaRae Scott Jennings. She then attended Colorado State University … Read More

DSF Alumna Stays Connected and Inspires Future DPS Graduates

Liloni S. Ramos, DSF Alumna

For many first-generation college students that Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) serves, it can be intimidating navigating the journey to and through college completion. For DSF alumna Liloni S. Ramos, she felt grateful that she had a DSF advisor who she could go to with any questions. “I knew I had access to resources and knowledge, because I was a DSF Scholar. The connection from high school to college helped me feel more confident … Read More

The Janus Henderson Foundation Grows Partnership with DSF in Support of Scholarships

The Janus Henderson Foundation Grows Partnership with DSF in Support of Scholarships  Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is proud to establish a new named scholarship with Janus Henderson, a leading global active asset manager which seeks to benefit clients through the connections they make.   Named scholarships are generous donations contributed to DSF scholarships, named by donors and designated based on additional criteria including degree type, field of study, postsecondary institution, … Read More

DSF Scholar Reflects On Her Journey and Gives Back To Others

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholar Graciela Valencia is a first-generation college student at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder as a junior. Throughout her life, she has explored unique experiences which have led her to some amazing places in the world. Graciela studied at the Denver School of Arts from sixth to 12 grade, which led her to explore her creative passions. She traveled to Mongolia for two weeks in high school with five other … Read More