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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Ball Foundation Scholarship
Better Business Bureau Scholarship
Cathey M. and Richard Finlon Scholarship
Cheryl Harmon Memorial Scholarship for the Arts
Cielo Foundation 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
Group14 Engineering Scholarship
Harvey Family Foundation Scholarship
Herbert and Judy Paige Family Foundation 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
Roy A. Hunt Foundation Scholarship
Salazar Family Foundation Scholarship
Schierburg Family Scholarship
Stead Family Scholarship
Virginia Hill Foundation Scholarship
Wiegers Family Foundation Scholarship
Willow Connery Scholarship