Apply for the DSF Scholarship

The DSF Scholarship Application for the 2022-23 academic year is now closed. The application for 2023-24 will open in February 2023.

DSF offers need-based scholarships to qualifying graduates of Denver Public Schools. The scholarship can be used at DSF's College Partners in Colorado, including technical, community, and four-year colleges and universities. Students must enroll full-time. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years depending on the type of college you attend. Scroll down to learn more about who's eligible for the scholarship. 

If you've submitted a 2022-23 DSF Scholarship application and need to update your college selection, visit The deadline to update your final college selection for the 2022-23 academic year is July 15, 2022. Be sure to read all DSF emails & complete your DSF requirements by July 15.  

If you did not submit a DSF application by May 1, applications are no longer being accepted. Check back in early February 2023 for the 2023-24 DSF Application. 

The college selected in your DSF Student Portal account as of July 15 is the college where you will be considered for a scholarship award for the entire 2022-23 academic year. If you will not be attending the college DSF has on file as of July 15, you will not be eligible for the DSF Scholarship for the upcoming year.


To be eligible for the DSF Scholarship, you must meet the following initial requirements:

  • Attend a DPS High School for all four consecutive years before graduation and be included in the DPS October Count for all four years, unless you moved to Colorado from another state or country while in high school.
  • Graduate from a DPS High School with at least a 2.0 GPA. Your final cumulative high school GPA will determine the type of college where you will be eligible to receive the DSF scholarship (visit the High School GPA Requirement section for important details).
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Meet your college’s requirements for Colorado residency classification (for in-state tuition or state aid).

Next Steps to Becoming a DSF Scholar

After you've completed your DSF Scholarship application, there are additional requirements you must meet to become a DSF Scholar. Click the button for a checklist to help you keep track of important DSF deadlines and requirements!


Award Process

For details about DSF scholarship award amounts, the timing of scholarship payments, and additional information about how DSF processes your scholarship award, use the button to learn more.


If you are not certain whether you are a New or Renewal Applicant, please read our Eligibility Requirements, use the button to contact the DSF Scholarship team, or contact your Future Center Advisor, DSF Campus Advisor, or Campus Contact.

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