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

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

Volunteer Does it All for Students in the Future Center

After a successful career in the oil and gas industry, Majorie (Marge) Kercher now focuses her attention on giving back to the community by providing a spark for students to continue their educational journeys to and through college. The Tulsa, Oklahoma native has been volunteering with DSF since 2017 and has worked at both Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early … Read More

Students Build Brighter Futures in the DSF Future Center at Bruce Randolph School

For three students at Bruce Randolph School, the future has never looked brighter thanks to support they have found in the DSF Future Center. Erica, Yulissa, and Roger will graduate this spring, and college is the next stop on their roadmaps. Erica plans to attend Arapahoe Community College, eventually transferring to the University of Colorado Boulder, and will study architecture. … Read More

From Future Center to Future Doctor: Navigating the Path to College

“It is an amazing feeling to advocate for people my age, especially in women’s health issues." Maryanuth (Mary) Keang, a senior at South High School, spends hours every week in school clinics across Denver Public Schools. As a youth advisor with Denver Public Health, Mary is helping to launch and evaluate its school-based clinic program, which operates 17 clinics in ... Read More

Student Follows her Heart into Career as Cardiothoracic Surgeon

In seventh grade, Jamaika Elliot did a science project on the human heart. As a natural science whiz, her work caught the attention of her teacher. He suggested that Jamaika look into a career in the medical field, but she was not yet sure where her passion for science would take her. Inspired by family With a history of heart … Read More