Length of Eligibility
The DSF Scholarship is renewable for up to a total of four consecutive years for scholars from the 2015 and later Cohorts.
Your DSF Scholarship eligibility period begins when you first apply and meet the initial eligibility requirements to become a DSF Finalist and part of a DSF Cohort. For example: New Applicants who become Finalists in 2019 are members of the 2019 Cohort. The 2019 Cohort’s first school year of eligibility is the 2019-20 school year and these students may continue to renew the DSF Scholarship through the 2022-23 school year.
Within your four-year period of DSF Scholarship eligibility, there are limits on how long you can renew the DSF Scholarship at certain types of colleges.
- College/University: Students enrolled in a 4-year public or private college or university are eligible for scholarship consideration during all four years of the eligibility period.
- Community College: Students enrolled in a community college or junior college are eligible for scholarship consideration during the first two years of the eligibility period.
- Technical College: Students enrolled in a technical college are eligible for scholarship consideration during the first year of the eligibility period.
|College Type||Cohort Year 1||Cohort Year 2||Cohort Year 3||Cohort Year 4|
|4-Year College/ University||$||$||$||$|
|Community College||$||$||No Award||No Award|
|Technical College||$||No Award||No Award||No Award|
|Not Enrolled/ Did Not Renew||No Award||No Award||No Award||No Award|
Stopping Out/Taking Time Off From College
If you choose NOT to enroll (i.e., stop out) for one or more academic terms after becoming a DSF Finalist, the time taken off from college will be deducted from your remaining years of scholarship eligibility.
You may re-apply for the DSF Scholarship at any time during within your remaining years of eligibility as long as you receive an initial DSF Scholarship award payment by December 31 of the calendar year immediately following your graduation from high school. However, you must meet all DSF application deadlines and scholarship requirements to receive a payment each term.
Program Extension Request
DSF Scholars in the 2015 and later Cohorts are eligible to renew the DSF Scholarship for up to four consecutive years. If you are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program which requires more credits for completion than the traditional degree (certificate, associate’s/AAS, or bachelor’s), you may qualify for the DSF Scholarship for an additional academic year.
To be considered for an additional year of eligibility based on your program, please complete the Program Extension Form and upload it at denverscholarship.org/contactus.