DSF Scholar Demonstrates Leadership Skills at University of Denver

DSF Scholar Arleth

Since her senior year at South High School, Arleth Ocon knew she wanted to pursue social work. One of the tough decisions she had to make as a senior, however, was which college to enroll into. She had it all planned out to pursue her undergraduate degree in a school with a strong social work program, and then enroll into graduate school to continue her studies. University of Denver … Read More

DSF Scholar Reflects on her Accomplishments While Preparing for Graduation

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholar Makiyah Hainesworth feels excited to be finishing up her senior year at the University of Denver (DU). “I am thankful for the various opportunities and continuous support throughout high school and college. I appreciate the wisdom I’ve gained from my extensive support system.” Starting early to pursue her dreams has been integral to Makiyah’s success at DU.  Makiyah connected with DSF her junior year at Abraham Lincoln High School. She knew she wanted … Read More

Three Cheers for DSF Scholar Gigi Granados 

DSF Scholar Gigi Granados sits on the steps at her DU campus posing in her cheerleading uniform and smiling.

Angelica “Gigi” Granados is passionate about encouraging others so they can achieve their goals. For her, it just comes naturally. A 2017 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School, she is now a DSF Scholar and a senior cheerleader at the University of Denver (DU).  Beyond the court, she also serves as a different kind of cheerleader on campus. Gigi, a first-generation college student, is a resident assistant (RA) for a first-generation living-learning community that supports students on their college journeys.  Though … Read More

DSF Staff Highlight: Stephanie López, MSW

Stephanie López, MSW, is no stranger to working for what she believes in. A Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Alumna, Stephanie grew up attending various Denver Public Schools. From a young age her parents instilled in her the value of hard work. Now, all that work has led her to become the newest college success program manager at DSF. Although the … Read More

DSF Builds Strong Volunteer Program with Community Support

The previous year—academic year 2018-19—was a banner year for both Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and our team of volunteers. DSF staff, led by Volunteer Manager Caryn Oppenheim, helped launch DSF’s Volunteer Forward movement, which was met with tremendous enthusiasm from the community. Volunteers gave their time in support of DSF’s three-part program of College Access, Scholarships, and College Success, from … Read More

Scholars Put a Face to the Name Behind their DSF Scholarship

It’s not every day that Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholars have a chance to meet the donors who make their DSF Scholarships possible. But last month, as part of DSF’s Named Scholarship program, Scholars Santos and Michela met DSF donor Dick Shahan, and the three forged a special connection. A personal connection makes a Scholarship possible Mr. Shahan graduated from … Read More

Ball Foundation, DSF partner to empower DSF Scholars in STEM

What do college and aluminum cans have in common? Through Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF)’s partnership with the Ball Foundation, the two go hand in hand. DSF Scholars and Ball Corporation employees kicked off a year-long mentorship program with a tour of Ball Corporation’s canning facility in Golden, Colorado earlier this week. On the tour, Scholars learned firsthand how aluminum cans … Read More

DSF Scholar, Alumni mentorship pairs share success

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

Meet Seraphine Nguyen

Next month, DSF Scholar Seraphine Nguyen will become the first in her family to graduate from college, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in finance and business analytics with a minor in leadership studies. As the oldest of her siblings, Seraphine considers herself a leader in more ways than one. As a freshman at John F. Kennedy High School, Seraphine … Read More