The Denver Scholarship Foundation works collaboratively with its college partners to ensure the success and completion of thousands of scholars across the state. This page will serve as a resource for primary contacts at each partner college who provide direct as well as indirect support to DSF Scholars on their campus. We appreciate all of the guidance you provide to DSF Scholars at your campus and hope this resource page assists you in doing the great work you do every day for DSF students at your campus.
Campus Contacts serve as the main college point of contact and support DSF Scholars’ success. They keep accurate accounts of Student Success Requirement (SSR) completion and track that information using the DSF Partner Portal (or occasionally in spreadsheets exchanged with the DSF College Success Contact). Additional data exchanges may occur throughout the academic year for which Campus Contacts may be responsible, such as projected graduates and developmental education course completion. At a minimum, the responsibilities of the campus contact will be as follows:
- The campus contact will refer DSF Scholars to appropriate support programs and track their participation.
- Within 30 days of matriculation, the campus contact will meet with new DSF Scholars, helping to place them in campus programs aimed at encouraging their academic and social engagement in campus life.
- Returning DSF Scholars must check in with the campus contact within 60 days of matriculation.
- The campus contact must provide verification of required check-in (i.e., 30-day and 60 day) to DSF data manager by November 15 for students entering in the fall semester and April 15 for students entering in the spring semester.
DSF Financial Aid Contact
DSF Financial Aid Contacts serve as the main college point of contact to verify scholarship payment eligibility each term. The DSF scholarship team will review the data to ensure it is complete, and will follow up with the DSF Financial Aid Contact if additional information is needed. Additional data exchanges may occur throughout the academic year for which Financial Aid Contacts may be responsible, such as financial aid packaging information.
The following resources are available for both campus and financial aid contacts. The information provided in each document will allow you to gain further information about the DSF Scholarship, its policy, and how college contacts can work with DSF Scholarship Recipients toward the successful completion of their academic program.
Important Dates and Deadlines:
|DSF Renewal Application Deadline||April 1|
|DSF FAFSA Deadline (FSA-Eligible Applicants Only)||April 1|
|College Choice Form||July 15 for full year|
|Financial Aid File Completion||July 15 for full year|
|Lawful Presence Proof (Only Applicants who are not FSA eligible)||July 15 for full year|
|Fall Financial Aid Data Reporting (Student Term Editor)||Available by August 1|
|Fall Student Success Requirement (SSR) Verification Reporting (SSR Requirements Editor)||Available by August 1|
Submitting Documents and Forms
Any documents or forms may be uploaded and submitted to DSF at www.denverscholarship.org/contactus. Using the full webpage view, navigate to the bottom of the form and click on “Add File” to upload your document or form. Please use the same link to email us with any questions or call 303-640-6564.
Upcoming Student Communications
|Communication||Communication Type||Notification Date|
|July 15 Reminders (email & text)||Reminders regarding the College Choice Form, Financial Aid, Lawful Presence Proof||Early May until July 15|
|Application Status Email||Notifies students of their official 2019-20 application status||End of July|
|Fall Scholarship Status Email||Notifies students of their fall scholarship award status||Ongoing Fall 2019|