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

Three Cheers for DSF Scholar Gigi Granados 

Angelica “Gigi” Granados is passionate about encouraging others so they can achieve their goals. For her, it just comes naturally. A 2017 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School, she is now a DSF Scholar and a senior cheerleader at the University of Denver (DU).  Beyond the court, she also serves as a different kind of cheerleader on campus. Gigi, a first-generation college student, is a resident assistant (RA) for a first-generation living-learning community that supports students on their college journeys.  Though … Read More

DSF and COSI Partner to Support Students with Scholarship, Wraparound Services

Jackie Marquez remembers looking over her notes as she walked into the Denver Capitol building on a chilly January day. Though she was no stranger to public speaking, this day was special. On this day, she would speak in front of the state legislature on behalf of her fellow DREAMers, or young people impacted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (CADA) program and the DREAM Act. In speaking to the legislature about her success in … Read More

DSF Alumni Amplify Peer Voices in Community

By Perla Bustillos Engagement Manager Ednium: The Alumni Collective  There is no better feeling than seeing Denver Public Schools (DPS) alumni hold important decision-making positions in our communities. It is even more empowering when an alumnus has overcome significant adversity in life and owns their story to positively uplift and impact others. Graduates of the first Ednium: The Alumni Collective cohort ... Read More

Navigating to College in the COVID-19 World

For high school seniors like Anavelle Hernandez, the pandemic has created new obstacles to overcome on the journey to college. The spaces where college conversations and preparation normally take place—including the DSF Future Center at Abraham Lincoln High School—closed in March for the remainder of the school year. But with the virtual support of DSF College Advisors Emma Kepes and Luis Antezana Alba, Anavelle is still on track … Read More