University of Colorado Denver

2016-17 DSF Student Success Requirements

University of Colorado Denver is an official DSF Partner College that provides DSF Scholars with additional support on campus to help you be successful.  DSF wants you to succeed as you pursue your education. To that end, students at CU Denver must meet certain Student Success Requirements to maintain scholarship eligibility. Please note Student Success Requirements may change from year to year. Please review this page for the most accurate information concerning your Student Success Requirements.

Please click on the button below to download a PDF of the Student Success Requirements for 2016-2017, plus details on reaching your campus contact.

Requirements for All Students

All DSF Scholars must complete the Retention Passport by October 15th for fall and March 24th for spring to record the following activities to demonstrate completion of all DSF Student Success Requirements at CU Denver.  The Colorado Challenge Counselor or Campus Contact will review the full Retention Passport requirements during your initial check-in meeting each semester.

Requirements for All Students

  • Each DSF Scholar must complete and submit a DSF Retention Passport no later than October 15th for the Fall semester, and no later than March 24th for the Spring semester. The Passport will contain action items that the student must complete. All items will require a signature from the faculty and/or staff member in order to confirm student’s attendance for each item.  Incomplete Passports submitted will not allow the student to meet the SSR.
  • Scholars must participate in the Colorado Challenge Program every Fall and Spring semester.


Fall 2016
30-Day Check-In Deadline: September 21, 2016

Spring 2017
30-Day Check-in Deadline:  February 15, 2017 

Contact Information

Campus Contact
Tawnya Boulier
Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

Colorado Challenge Counselors

Chris Cantu
Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

Chevy Lowe
Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

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