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

DSF Scholar steps up as a leader on campus and beyond

DSF Scholar Hassan Mustefa says his family holds one word at the core of their beliefs: tesfa, which means “hope” in the Ethiopian Tigrinya language. Working as agriculturalists in war-torn Ethiopia, Hassan’s parents abandoned their livelihood in the ’80s to forge a better life in the United States, where Hassan was later born. As a teenager, Hassan had the opportunity … Read More

Career Exposure Event Gives Students the Opportunity to Try on Broadcast Media and Journalism Careers

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and Denver7 partnered together for an exciting opportunity that brought students from Abraham Lincoln High School (ALHS) out to the studios at Denver7 for Media Day. This career exposure event allowed DSF College Advisors, Luis, and Emma an opportunity to educate students about the career opportunities that are available in broadcast media and journalism. The aim … 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

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