DSF works to Ensure Success of its First-generation Scholars

By Lorii Rabinowitz, Chief Executive Officer, Denver Scholarship Foundation In November, each year, as a community, we celebrate the triumphs of our first-generation college students in concert with the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act. What’s been clear since that signing in 1965, and our Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) founding in 2006, is that the partnerships created … Read More

DSF Alumna Takes the Stage at TEDxCherryCreekWomen

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Alumna Bradlie Jones, known as Jelie, is no stranger to a performance stage. With a knack for the art of rap and spoken word, Jelie is putting her college education to work by running a successful business while growing her career as an artist. Jelie will share how her college journey equipped her with the tools … 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 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

It’s in the numbers: DSF Scholar finds passion in finance

DSF Scholar Daniel Rivera-Ibarra, a first-generation college student, wants to give back to the community.

For DSF Scholar and first generation college student Daniel Rivera-Ibarra, life is more than a numbers game. Growing up in Denver, Daniel’s father worked long days while his mother stayed home to take care of him and his two siblings. Through many hours spent practicing multiplication and division with his mom after school, Daniel’s fascination with numbers turned into a … Read More

DSF Alumnus Takes Leadership Skills All the Way to London

In school and at work, DSF Alumnus Bryant Burciaga challenges himself to become a better leader. After graduating from CEC Middle College of Denver in 2011, Bryant matriculated to the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance, management, and marketing in 2015. Recently, his sense of adventure … Read More

Meet Austin Nguyen

Meet Austin, Aviva, and Seraphine Nguyen: three siblings who, with encouragement from their parents, support from DSF, and guidance from each other, have become first generation college students. Austin Nguyen, a senior at John F. Kennedy High School, will graduate in June and embark on his journey to and through college this fall. Equipped with the tools provided by his … Read More