DSF Alumna Builds Leaders at MSU Denver

When DSF Alumna Jasmine Villalobos-Valles speaks to students at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) about the challenges of college, she speaks from a place of experience— and very recent experience at that. A 2014 graduate of Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College and a 2019 graduate of MSU Denver, Jasmine now supports DSF Scholars like herself. Continuing a … Read More

DSF Journey to Success Event Takes Guests on Adventure to and Through College

On Wednesday, November 13, Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) welcomed some of our most dedicated donors to our Journey to Success event. The event offered guests an exclusive journey through DSF’s three-part program of College Access, Scholarship, and College Success, followed by an intimate conversation with Dr. Janine Davidson, President of Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver). Roth Living, which … Read More

DSF Scholar Leads Peers with Passion for Service

Though several weeks of fall semester stretch ahead for DSF Scholars at MSU Denver, one Scholar is already making plans for spring break. While his plans do not involve a faraway beach or a mountain excursion, DSF Scholar Eddie Chavez has something even more epic in mind for his time off of classes: a life-changing trip for a dozen of … 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

DSF adds a splash of spirit to Auraria Campus

With the addition of DSF’s Campus Advisors as part of our expanding college success program, DSF Scholars on the Auraria Campus have convenient access to DSF staff support all year round. Recently, we added a splash of DSF spirit to our Campus Advisor workspaces across the Community College of Denver (CCD), Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), and the … Read More

Celebrating our Graduates

A reason to celebrate Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) had a blast celebrating our Scholars at the DSF Graduation Celebration on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at City Park Pavilion. This annual event gives us the chance to congratulate our graduating Scholars on their achievements. Similarly, it allows us to welcome our newest class of incoming scholarship recipients and their families into … Read More

Meet Aviva Nguyen

Dinner time at the Nguyen’s house often features college as a topic of conversation. Austin, Aviva, and Seraphine Nguyen—three DSF Scholars, attending three schools, navigating three unique pathways—use the time together at home to help each other succeed on their journeys to and through college graduation. As the middle child, Aviva has learned to forge her own path at Metropolitan … Read More

DSF Scholars Embrace Alternative Spring Break

For most college students, spring break is a time to travel with friends or relax at home. But Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholars Alfonso Barrera and Karla Muniz wanted to do something different. Both students are participants of the DSF Leadership Program, a partnership between Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU) and DSF that aims to boost persistence and graduation … Read More