Leprino Foods Partners with Denver Scholarship Foundation to Make College Possible  

University of Northern Colorado College Campus

Leprino Foods Company and its employees are committed to the education, growth and sustainability of the communities where it operates. Through Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF), the Leprino Foods Company Foundation Scholarship supports need-based scholarships for Denver Public Schools (DPS) graduates attending one of DSF’s 31 College Partners in Colorado. This scholarship supports first-generation college student Karla Botello, who graduated from East High School and is pursuing a degree in … Read More

Coming Full Circle – DSF Alum Ismael Ramos Reflects on His Journey

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Alum Ismael Ramos never expected his DSF College Advisor Curtis Esquibel to become a mentor for life. Back in 2007, the DSF Future Center at Abraham Lincoln High School was still pretty new, since opening in 2006. Curtis went from classroom to classroom throughout Abraham Lincoln High School trying to spread the word about the Future Center and the benefits of going to … Read More

DSF Scholar and Alumna Build Friendship Through Mentorship Program

Perla and Keema smiling

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholar Keema Ebong credits much of her college success to her mentor, DSF Alumna Perla Bustillos. As a sophomore at University of Colorado (CU) Denver, she had to make a tough decision this year – switching from a biology major to business marketing. Looking back, Keema says that switching majors would have been so much harder if … Read More

Denver Scholarship Foundation Annual Gala Raises Over $1.2 Million

Thanks to our community’s immense and overwhelming generosity, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is still reliving the magic of the 2021 Annual Gala, where we experienced celebration, community, and connection.   DSF Scholars Jamal Giornazi, Samariddin Meliboev, and Kai Suematsu shared their stories of lifelong friendship, community building, and success on their journeys to and through college. Thanks to their bonds with each other, fellow … Read More

DSF Announces 2021 College Partner of the Year

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) partners with 31 College Partners, which include technical and community colleges, and universities across Colorado. Our College Success program invests resources in the success of our Scholars and student communities, all the way through college graduation. DSF’s College Success programming would not be possible without our College Partners, and we are excited to announce this year’s College … Read More

DSF Scholars Enrolled at CU Boulder Featured at 2021 DSF Annual Gala

Jamal Giornazi, Samariddin Meliboev, and Kai Suematsu are seniors at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder and graduates of George Washington High School, where all three received DSF services from Emma Keppes at the DSF Future Center, but their journeys together started even earlier.   Jamal and Kai met in the cafeteria in 6th grade, and have been best friends since. “Kai is a leader”, says Jamal when asked to describe his lifelong friend. Jamal and … 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

Future Barber Makes the Cut with CTE

Barbering: Many experts call it a practical, recession-proof career. Others know it as an art form or an expression of individuality. For DSF Scholar Yami Olivas, barbering is a dream turned into reality. Yami, a 2019 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School and a current DSF Scholar at Emily Griffith Technical College, is three months shy of completing her certificate ... Read More