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

U.S. Bank Grows Partnership with DSF in Support of Students

For Marcia D. Romero, supporting Denver’s students isn’t just a passion—it’s personal. As an alumna of Abraham Lincoln High School and a first-generation college graduate, she sees the importance of Denver Scholarship Foundation’s (DSF) mission in the community. In her role as vice president and community affairs manager of corporate social responsibility at U.S. Bank, she has put her passion to work by building bridges between U.S. Bank’s community initiatives and DSF Scholars.  For the past two years, … Read More

DSF Community Raises Nearly $54,000 to Make College Possible

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Since our founding in 2006, nearly 14 years ago, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) has pledged to help students navigate systems that were not built with them in mind. There is no more important time to navigate these systems than right now. Thanks to the generosity of our community, DSF’s spring fundraising campaign was a huge success. With the graciousness of an anonymous match, and generous gifts, together we raised nearly … Read More

Letter to Class of 2020 from a fellow senior

Dear Class of 2020,  We were all shocked to hear the news on Friday, March 13, that we would not be returning to school. We had walked down those halls, gone out to lunch with our friends, and sat in our last high school class for the last time without even knowing it. We were unsure of our future, or … Read More

DSF Alumnus Equips Community with Resources

DSF Alumnus Ousman Ba is helping families navigate systems to ensure they are receiving critical services during the COVID-19 outbreak. As remote learning is taking place and employment is impacted, Ousman helps organize outreach to community members in need in his role as program coordinator for the African Leadership Group (ALG). “Every Friday for the past three weeks, we’ve delivered 150 … Read More

DSF Scholar Embraces Changes and Challenges on Journey to College Graduation

As a senior at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), DSF Scholar Israa Hussein is expecting to graduate this fall. While the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and her priorities shift from day-to-day, she’s keeping her eyes on the prize: College graduation.   Facing uncertainty with determination This isn't the first time Israa has demonstrated bravery in the face of uncertainty. When the Hussein family left Iraq and arrived in the United States in 2009, Israa had not received any prior education. Immersed ... Read More

COVID-19 Updates for our DSF Community

Dear friend of Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF), A lot has changed over the past several days, but one thing has not: our commitment to our mission to inspire and empower Denver Public Schools students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge, and financial resources essential for success. As we continue to strategize the best ... Read More