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

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Great West + Pacific Helps Scholars Pursue their Education and Career Goals

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is proud to have a longstanding four-year partnership with the BBB Great West + Pacific (BBB) who partners and supports DSF Scholars, making college possible for Denver Public Schools students. The BBB is dedicated to promoting and fostering the highest ethical relationships between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service … Read More

DSF Scholar Reflects on her Accomplishments While Preparing for Graduation

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholar Makiyah Hainesworth feels excited to be finishing up her senior year at the University of Denver (DU). “I am thankful for the various opportunities and continuous support throughout high school and college. I appreciate the wisdom I’ve gained from my extensive support system.” Starting early to pursue her dreams has been integral to Makiyah’s success at DU.  Makiyah connected with DSF her junior year at Abraham Lincoln High School. She knew she wanted … Read More

North High School Senior Reflects on His Journey

Over the summer, North High School student Rico Givens-Padilla took an introduction to criminal law class through Harvard University. For the first time in his academic career, he had a black instructor. This left a lasting impact on Rico. “I was surrounded by hardworking and brilliant students, empowered by the school’s resources, and challenged by an instructor who looked like … Read More

Denver Scholarship Foundation Scholar Celebrates Graduation and Internship

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) first impacted Kayley Ledesma’s life during her first year of college at Community College of Denver (CCD). As a first-generation student, she, like many, struggled to find the right academic, social, and financial fit for college.  That was until she made her first appointment with her DSF campus contact, Todd Ramirez. “I was nervous to seek … Read More

DaVita Builds on Outstanding Partnership with Denver Scholarship Foundation

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During Denver Scholarship Foundation Virtual Gala 2020: Celebrating with Spirit, we are taking a moment to celebrate a few of our partnerships that make our work possible.   Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is proud to have a longstanding 7-year partnership with DaVita, a health care provider focused on transforming care delivery to improve quality of life for patients globally. Part of … Read More

Denver Scholarship Foundation Grows with Partner Alpine Bank 

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During Denver Scholarship Foundation Virtual Gala 2020: Celebrating with Spirit, we are taking a moment to celebrate a few of our partnerships that make our work possible.   For the past three years, Alpine Bank has been a proud supporter of Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and its mission to support Denver Public Schools students on their journeys to and through college graduation. The … Read More

TRIO & Me, Obinna Onyeali, DSF College Advisor at Montbello 

I am grateful for what TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) did for me in my undergraduate years at the University of Colorado Boulder (GO BUFFS!). My TRIO SSS program called Summer Ready helped to cultivate the light in me that I never believed could really shine. I was always a dedicated young man, but I needed guidance to ensure that … Read More

DSF Staff Highlight: Stephanie López, MSW

Stephanie López, MSW, is no stranger to working for what she believes in. A Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Alumna, Stephanie grew up attending various Denver Public Schools. From a young age her parents instilled in her the value of hard work. Now, all that work has led her to become the newest college success program manager at DSF. Although the … Read More