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

DSF Scholar, Alumni mentorship pairs share success

After a summer of planning and preparation, the Alumni Advisory Committee (AAC) of Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is gearing up to kick off its Mentorship Program this fall. Now in its second year, the program empowers DSF Scholars and Alumni to grow professionally while inspiring them to contribute to the Denver community through individualized mentorship. Mentor and mentee pairs enjoy … Read More

On Auraria Campus, DSF Campus Advisors help Scholars build bridges 

This time of year, the Auraria Campus is buzzing with the excitement of a new college semester. Students have decorated their academic planners with due dates; they have sifted through important reminder emails in their inboxes; they have hole-punched their course syllabi and organized them in binders. Through the flurry of deadlines and information, DSF Scholars can count on their … Read More

DSF Mentorship Program Changes Lives by Connecting Alumni, Scholars

After a summer of planning and preparation, the Alumni Advisory Committee (AAC) of Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is gearing up to kick off its Mentorship Program this fall. Now in its second year, the program empowers DSF Scholars and Alumni to grow professionally while inspiring them to contribute to the Denver community through individualized mentorship. Mentor and mentee pairs enjoy … 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

It’s in the numbers: DSF Scholar finds passion in finance

DSF Scholar Daniel Rivera-Ibarra, a first-generation college student, wants to give back to the community.

For DSF Scholar and first generation college student Daniel Rivera-Ibarra, life is more than a numbers game. Growing up in Denver, Daniel’s father worked long days while his mother stayed home to take care of him and his two siblings. Through many hours spent practicing multiplication and division with his mom after school, Daniel’s fascination with numbers turned into a … Read More

DSF Alumnus Takes Leadership Skills All the Way to London

In school and at work, DSF Alumnus Bryant Burciaga challenges himself to become a better leader. After graduating from CEC Middle College of Denver in 2011, Bryant matriculated to the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance, management, and marketing in 2015. Recently, his sense of adventure … Read More

DSF Scholars soar in DSF exhibit at Denver International Airport

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is flying high after unveiling our Community Cases exhibit at Denver International Airport (DEN). The exhibit highlights DSF’s unique three-part program of college access, scholarships and college success, major contributions to the Denver community, and Scholar perspectives. Charline Nguyen, one of six DSF Scholars featured in the exhibit, says she is “grateful and honored to be … Read More

Meet Seraphine Nguyen

Next month, DSF Scholar Seraphine Nguyen will become the first in her family to graduate from college, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in finance and business analytics with a minor in leadership studies. As the oldest of her siblings, Seraphine considers herself a leader in more ways than one. As a freshman at John F. Kennedy High School, Seraphine … Read More

Teamwork makes the Dreamwork

DSF staff work to make college in Colorado affordable for Denver's students.

“Teamwork makes the Dreamwork.” John Maxwell may have coined the phrase, but the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) team exemplifies this well-known concept every day. I am privileged to serve alongside our team of 60+ at DSF and we are honored to be recognized by the Denver Post as one of 2019’s Top Workplaces in Denver. Not only were we named … Read More