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

Snag in financial aid data sharing cripples scholarship providers

In late July, 2017, the Scholarship team at the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) was poised to begin the process of sending fall scholarship awards to more than 1,600 first-time and returning college students at our 31 College Partners around Colorado. To accomplish this, we had developed long-standing systems to exchange information with our college partners securely and efficiently, so that resources … Read More

Opening up a world of possibility through a focused college roadmap

As part of a collaborative event—called Discovery Day—students from 11 DPS high schools had the opportunity to visit both Emily Griffith campuses with their DSF College Advisors to get a taste of several long-term career fields. From finding their veins with an Accuvein machine in Phlebotomy, to preparing fruit tarts in Professional Baking, to creating their own dragonfly garden ornaments … Read More

Scholar finds success in flight

DSF Scholar Christl Haley didn’t have look far for career inspiration—the answer was written in the sky. Christl, a 2015 graduate of George Washington High School, says watching planes fly above her Green Valley Ranch home had sparked her interest in flying at a young age. “Living near the airport, I always thought planes were fascinating,” Christl said. As a … Read More

Scholar strives to set an example for family, friends

“Defiant” might not be the first adjective that comes to mind when describing a recent college graduate, but for DSF Alumnus Jose Miguel Jara-Garcia, “defiant” is the perfect way to describe his path through higher education. “I am not the first Latino to graduate from college, but the statistics for Latinos and Latinas are not encouraging,” Miguel said. “Identifying as … Read More

Scholar’s passion for PR goes beyond the classroom

For Angelina Ursetta, public relations (PR) isn’t just a career path—it’s a way of life. From coordinating her sorority’s social media channels to serving on the executive board of the University of Northern Colorado’s Student Public Relations Network, Angelina is diving head-first into her passion for all things PR. As a 2014 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, Angelina … Read More

Colorado Challenge Student of the Year Spreads Message of Positivity to Peers

Charline Nguyen’s optimistic energy is contagious—and she plans to spread it. As a Students Empowered Educated Determined (SEED) Scholar who completed her associate’s degree through the Community College of Denver in May, Charline will start her first year at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) in the computer information systems program this fall. Outside of class, Charline works in the … Read More

Recent graduate keeps success grounded in relationships

Whether she’s volunteering, working, at school, or at home, Sabrin Mohamed has always made sure to keep her success grounded in relationships. As a mentor and recent graduate at North High School, Sabrin splits her time between working and volunteering at the Bridge Project, and volunteering at the YESS Institute. According to Sabrin, her own growth as a young mentee … Read More