Four Tips to Thrive as a Woman in Business

Great success starts with a great purpose. Cathey M. Finlon arrived in Colorado over 40 years ago, driven by a vision of leveraging big ideas in business to create opportunities. After building her career in nonprofits and advertising, Cathey eventually took on full ownership of her advertising agency. Cathey found that leading a business not only shaped her higher mission to achieve success by helping other businesses but also ... Read More

Lola Salazar Shares Attitude of Gratitude

For Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) supporter Lola Salazar, gratitude is the ultimate north star. A native of Denver, Lola graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. After marrying her husband Rob, also a Denver Public Schools (DPS) graduate, the two moved to the San Luis Valley of Colorado while Rob attended college. At that time, they welcomed two children into the … Read More

Career and Technical Education Helps DSF Scholars Jumpstart Their Careers

Throughout Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is celebrating the ways in which we support our Scholars in their pursuit of a certificate or associate degree. A four-year degree, while considered the most popular college pathway, is not the only way for students to prepare for a lucrative career. Alternatively, through shorter programs that focus on hands-on skills, CTE helps DSF Scholars jumpstart their entrance into the workforce ... 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 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

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

We are Thankful for College

This week, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is more thankful than ever for the opportunity of a college education. DSF Staff, Scholars, Alumni, Junior Board members, and other supporters are sharing their messages of gratitude this week. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at DSF! DSF Scholars are Thankful for College Jehovana Flores, DSF Alumna, says she’s Thankful for College because … Read More

Denver Biz Tech Expo Partners with Denver Scholarship Foundation

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Expanding the Women in Technology Scholarship The Denver Biz Tech Expo (DBTE) and Platte River Networks are proud to announce a partnership with the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) to benefit the Women in Technology (WIT) Scholarship at DSF. The Denver Biz Tech WIT Scholarship was created in 2013 in partnership with Platte … Read More

College Signing Day

This summer, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) will welcome our largest class of incoming DSF Scholars since our founding in 2006. From applying for scholarships to scheduling college classes, they have made great strides to get here, and we cannot wait to see how far they go!  In the coming academic year, DSF will award nearly $1,200,000 more in scholarships than … Read More