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

The Journey to Career and College Success Starts in the DSF Future Centers

For Bruce Randolph School senior Melvin Casillas, preparing for success after high school is a matter of hitting all the right notes. Inspired by his passion for music education and motivated by his dream to give back to the community, Melvin says he spends almost every free period in the DSF Future Center preparing for his next step after high … Read More

October is Career and College Success Month

October: It’s the month known for fall festivities, changing leaves, beautiful weather—and preparing for life after high school. In celebration of Career and College Success Month, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is highlighting special milestones on students’ journey to college. In the DSF Future Centers, located in Denver Public Schools (DPS) high schools, seniors are working together with DSF College Advisors … Read More

Annual Gala 2019 Keynote Speaker Geoffrey Canada Visits the DSF Future Center

In celebration of DSF’s Annual Gala 2019, DSF welcomed Geoffrey Canada, the keynote speaker of the event, to the Future Center at Manual High School on September 25. Mr. Canada is the founder of Harlem Children’s Zone and is featured prominently in the documentary Waiting for Superman. During the event, attendees learned about DSF’s College Access programming through a community … Read More

DSF Scholar finds secret to success

According to DSF Scholar Jorge Armendarez, the secret to success is all about the environment you put yourself in. Looking back to his senior year at Abraham Lincoln High School, Jorge remembers the moment that he set his sights on college. “I realized it later than most people did, but once I knew I wanted to go to college and … Read More

Lincoln Students Prepare for Futures at Senior Signing Day

As students filled the auditorium at Abraham Lincoln High School (Lincoln) on Senior Signing Day, an event organized by Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) College Advisors Emma Kepes and Luis Antezana, the upbeat and exciting music matched the room’s mood. At the event, more than 100 Lincoln seniors took the stage as underclassmen applauded their hard work in preparing for college, … Read More

Meet Austin Nguyen

Meet Austin, Aviva, and Seraphine Nguyen: three siblings who, with encouragement from their parents, support from DSF, and guidance from each other, have become first generation college students. Austin Nguyen, a senior at John F. Kennedy High School, will graduate in June and embark on his journey to and through college this fall. Equipped with the tools provided by his … Read More

Volunteer Helps Students Reach their A-Game

Sue Zoby is passionate about pushing students to perform at their best. A former track and field and cross country coach, Sue has hung up the whistle and turned her attention to helping students succeed on their journeys to college. “When I moved to Denver nine years ago, I knew I wanted to continue working with teenagers but did not … Read More