Future Center Fills the Gap for First Generation Students Navigating to College

The Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Future Center at John F. Kennedy High School (JFK) is decorated with college pennants, posters, and whiteboards adorned with flyers for upcoming scholarship deadlines. Here, students have access to binders full of information about in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, magazines and posters for career inspiration, and computers to research scholarship opportunities. Most importantly, students … 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

First Generation College Student Finds Bright Futures Ahead

Every year, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) awards scholarships to more than 1,800 Scholars. Of those Scholars, most are the first in their family to attend college. Through navigating a new schedule, building a new network of friends and professors, and balancing a job on top of it all, being the first is not easy. Ge’Swan Swanson, a sophomore majoring in … Read More

DSF Annual Gala 2018 raises $1.2 million — THANK YOU!

Last Thursday evening, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) celebrated our Annual Gala 2018 presented by Patty and Mike Starzer. Thank you to those of you who joined us at the event! It was a joy to celebrate the achievements of our DSF Scholars. Mena Hashim, DSF Alumna, shared her story as a young immigrant with the dream of becoming a doctor. After … Read More

Starzers’ Commitment to Education Shines Across Denver

In 2010, Patty and Mike Starzer began a partnership with Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) to help make college possible for Denver’s students. Today, as visionary leaders with a profound commitment to DSF Scholars, the Starzers serve as a cornerstone of DSF’s mission and an example to the Denver community. As generous champions of DSF’s Annual Gala for many years, the … Read More

DSF holds workshops to help students fill out FAFSA

This year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on October 1. FAFSA is a form that current and prospective college students in the United States fill out annually to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. For many families who might not otherwise be able to afford college, FAFSA can make dreams of college become a reality by … Read More

From Scholar to Staff: DSF Alumna Joins Team to Give Back

In case you haven’t heard, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is growing! Over the last few weeks, DSF leadership has been working hard to onboard over 20 new staff members across the organization, from College Advisors who will serve at DSF’s newest Future Centers, to DSF’s first-ever Campus Advisors, and more. Amodj Manga is among our newest team members, but she’s … Read More

DSF Graduation Celebration was a success!

It was an absolute pleasure to celebrate our Scholars at the DSF Graduation Celebration on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. We are delighted to welcome our preliminary Scholarship Finalists into the DSF community, and we congratulate our graduating Scholars as they become Alumni. From DSF Board Members to College Partners, from staff to Scholars and their families—the support and excitement of … 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

DSF Alumna uses education to help those in need

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Alumna Ivanna Vdovich has a passion for helping others—and it shows. In her work and in her free time, Ivanna has dedicated herself to giving back to the Denver community. Growing up as a family of refugee immigrants from eastern Ukraine, Ivanna said her parents made many sacrifices by moving to the United States, and with … Read More