Denver Scholarship Foundation

A college education opens up a door of opportunity for our Scholars to explore a certificate, two-year, or four-year program. According to College Board, students who graduate with a college degree will have higher earning potential, lower unemployment rates, and better career opportunities than if they had merely graduated from high school. By 2020, 74 percent of jobs in Colorado will require a college degree or certificate. In Colorado and nationwide, average tuition and mandatory fees for college are on the rise.

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholarship has a transformative impact on 1,800 Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) graduates each year, who now understand that college is possible. The DSF Scholarship helps students finance their education and leverage additional financial aid resources to address the real and perceived financial barriers to college.


Your qualified gift to help fund Scholarships could be matched 1:1 by special and exclusive agreement with the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI), which is a fund administered by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Your gift could be doubled, providing scholarships to students graduating from DPS.

General Scholarship Fund

Your gift of any amount will help fund scholarships and make college possible for DPS students.  The impact of DSF on students enrolled in the DPS system is unrivaled. By making an investment in our Scholarship program, which is one of the three core aspects of our college access and success program, you will have partnered with a game-changer for Denver’s youth, and a national leader in helping students gain access to the education and experience they need to thrive in our modern economy and contribute to the vitality of our community.

Named Scholarships – A Special Way to Designate Your Support

Your gift will provide a DSF Named Scholarship to one or more students.  Named Scholarships are designated by the donor and named for them, or in honor or in memory of a loved one, or to reflect the type of scholarship the donor wishes to fund.  We ask that you consider making this gift each year for four years – the amount of time in which we encourage students to complete their baccalaureate studies in order to graduate on time and with manageable debt.

For more information, please contact our director of corporate relations, Jessica Milnes, at or 303.951.4152.

A special thank you to all of our donors and supporters who currently have a Named Scholarship.

Current Named Scholarships


Alpine Bank Latino-Hispanic Scholarship

Andrew D. Holleman Endowed Scholarship

Andrew T. Wade Memorial Scholarship

Awad Scholarship

Ball Foundation Scholarship

Better Business Bureau Scholarship

Cathey M. and Richard Finlon Scholarship

Cheryl Harmon Memorial Scholarship for the Arts

Cielo Foundation Scholarship

Congdon Scholarship

Connie Burwell White and William W. White Foundation Scholarship

Consulado General de México en Denver Scholarship

Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Scholarship

Dick Shahan Scholarship

Enerplus Scholarship

Group14 Engineering Scholarship

Harvey Family Foundation Scholarship

Herbert and Judy Paige Family Foundation Scholarship

ID19APRIL1775 Scholarship

Joe Blake Scholarship

Katie MacWilliams Scholarship

Loan and Dan Maas Memorial Scholarship

Mitzner/Baumel Family Scholarship

Newmont Corporation Scholarship

Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC Scholarship

R. A. Hunt Foundation Scholarship

Rana Tarkenton Scholarship

Roth Education Foundation Scholarship

Salazar Family Foundation Scholarship

Schierburg Family Scholarship

Stead Family Scholarship

Suncor Scholarship

Virginia Hill Foundation Scholarship

Wiegers Family Foundation Scholarship

Willow Connery Scholarship


Comfort Dental Scholarship

CoorsTek Scholarship

DaVita Scholarship

HealthOne Scholarship

Janus Henderson Scholarship

Kim Poast Scholarship

Lester R. Woodward Memorial Scholarship

QEP Resources Scholarship

Schlessman Family Foundation Scholarship

VF Foundation Scholarship

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Contact us at or 303.951.4140 for more information.