Metropolitan State University of Denver

Student Success Requirements

DSF wants you to succeed as you pursue your education, and in partnership with the Metropolitan State University of Denver DSF Scholars are provided with additional support on campus to help you be successful. DSF Scholars must meet certain Student Success Requirements to maintain scholarship eligibility. 

Click on the button below to download a PDF of the Student Success Requirements at MSU, plus details on reaching your campus contact.

Campus Contacts

Contact MSU Scholarship Support/Tutoring Center at 303-615-1919 to be connected to your appropriate advisor.

Kevin McNulty
Student Success Building, 231
To learn more about Kevin, click here.

Kirby Rising
DSF Campus Advisor
Student Success Building, 231 
To learn more about Kirby, click here.

Denisse Villalba
DSF Campus Advisor
Student Success Building, 231 
To learn more about Denisse, click here (coming soon).

B.J. Layman
DSF Campus Advisor
Student Success Building, 231 
To learn more about B.J., click here (coming soon).

Financial Aid Office

Contact the MSU Denver financial aid office through drop-in hours, phone, or email with any questions about your financial aid and let them know you’re a DSF student.
Student Success Building, Area 6, Suite 130
890 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

If you are not able to resolve your questions through those financial aid resources, you may contact the DSF Financial Aid Contact:

Kelly Findley


Institutional Scholarships at MSU Denver

Student Support Programs

The Denver Scholarship Foundation wants every college student to successfully complete a college degree or certificate. Below are some helpful resources and programs that are available at MSU Denver.

  • DSF Leadership Program @ MSU Denver – focus on building scholars’ connection to campus resources faculty, staff, and peers; and leadership qualities through activities and training, such as: Leadership development, community building, academic support, and mentorship.
  • College Works Summer Employment Program – frames the summer before your first year at MSU Denver to provide on-campus employment, knowledge of MSU Denver resources, and connection to MSU Denver students and staff.
  • TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) – dedicated to the public good by creating a campus community where students’ individual goals are nurtured by providing support in an inclusive environment to achieve graduation and life success.
  • Access Center – provides leadership to the university community to ensure that qualified students with disabilities have equal access to University programs, services, and activities through academic accommodations and collaboration in order to advance MSU Denver’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
  • Brother 2 Brother – designed to assist students to build strong study habits, organizational skills, and test taking skills. Develops social activities to create a sense of community for male students including the development of friendships with peers and students.
  • Immigrant Services – serves MSU Denver’s refugee and immigrant students (including ASSET and DACA) and any student whose first or home language is not English. We provide personalized advising and academic support services for students beginning with the admissions process through graduation.
  • Urban Leadership Program – created to enhance the leadership experience at MSU Denver. The program consists of coursework and experiential learning components.
  • Honors Program – designed to develop in our students the ability to apply critical and creative thinking as well as conduct high-quality research and creative work. Honors students also learn to integrate a variety of disciplines in their approach to a given project, demonstrate civic and intercultural knowledge and engagement, and reflect critically upon their values and the learning process.
  • The EPIC Scholars Program – supports independent MSU Denver students who come from foster care, kinship care, or group homes. The goal of the program is to create a community of support for students and help them reach the goal of graduation and securing a job after graduation.
  • CO-WY AMP (Colorado Wyoming Alliance for Minority Participation)provides financial, educational, and personal support to African American, Hispanic American, Pacific Islanders, and Native American students who plan to seek degrees in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computers Information Systems, or Computer Science. Includes free individual tutoring, scholarship opportunities, stipends for class completion, and a passport to success program.
  • CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program) – The CAMP program provides support to eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their children, throughout their first year of college. Including outreach and enrollment assistance, academic support, financial aid, and social opportunities.
  • Pathways to PossibleThe MSU Denver Pathways to Possible (P2P) program is designed to recruit underserved high school students and support them on their pathway to college success. Pathways to Possible Success Coaches and Peer Mentors work with students to navigate the hurdles that come with transitioning into college, and seek to support students as they find their communities on campus, decide what to study, and explore their identities.
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