Submitting Documents + Forms
You can now complete and submit all DSF forms online! Forms may be completed and submitted to DSF through our student portal at portal.denverscholarship.org.
- User Tip: Login to the DSF Student Portal and go to the Forms section. Our forms include an option to attach a document from your computer or mobile phone. Need to send an attachment only? Please use the Contact DSF section in the DSF Student Portal to attach your document. You can also use the Contact DSF section to email us with any questions or you can call 303-640-6564.
Links to DSF forms available here:
|Deadline||Form Name (click to download form)||Who Should Complete It (click to learn more about eligibility)|
|Feb 1 (winter/spring term)||Part-Time Enrollment Form||Applicants who meet requirements for exceptions to full-time enrollment|
|Feb 1||Mid-Year Transfer Form||DSF Finalists awarded a DSF Scholarship in the Fall term who want to be considered for a Winter/Spring award at a different DSF partner college and meet the requirements for transfer|
|July 15||Program Extension Form||DSF Scholars who are enrolled in a degree program that requires more credits for completion than the traditional degree|
|July 15||Application Withdrawal||First-time applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement at their intended college may withdraw their application.|
|Rolling||High School GPA Appeal||DSF Finalists and Preliminary Finalists who do not meet the GPA requirement for their selected college|
What if I don’t meet DSF’s high school GPA requirement at my college?
If you do not meet the DSF’s high school GPA requirement at your intended college, you can submit a High School GPA Appeal. Learn more about high school GPA requirements here. Reach out to your Campus Contact or the DSF Scholarship Team via the DSF Student Portal with any questions.
College Choice Form
The deadline to update your final college selection for the 2021-22 academic year is July 15, 2021. You can update your College Choice Form for the 2021-22 school year through the DSF Student Portal.
The college selected on your College Choice Form as of July 15 is the college where you will be considered for a scholarship award for the entire 2021-22 academic year. If you will not be attending the college DSF has on file, you will not be eligible for the DSF Scholarship for the upcoming academic year unless you meet the requirements for a Mid-Year Transfer.
If you have questions, please contact DSF via the DSF Student Portal (be sure to login first!) or 303-640-6564.
DSF expects students to meet all requirements detailed in the DSF Scholarship Policy. However, we understand that sometimes students face situations that are beyond their control and need some flexibility in order to deal with those situations. Appeals to request exceptions to the scholarship policy will only be considered in cases of truly exceptional personal or family circumstances.
DSF will review and consider appeals based on the following extenuating circumstances:
- You did not meet DSF’s high school GPA requirement at your intended college but can demonstrate college readiness by qualifying for a High School GPA Appeal.
- Death in your immediate family
- Medical illness or injury (personal/immediate family)
- Other special circumstances beyond the student’s control
Time management issues, poor decision-making, forgetting about a deadline, or human error are not sufficient grounds for an appeal.
Appeals will NOT be considered for the following situations:
- Denver Public Schools (DPS) Enrollment
- DPS Graduation
- High School GPA Below 2.0
- College Academic Requirements
- Eligible Colleges
- Scholarship Amount
- Length of Eligibility
- Graduate School
You must continue to meet any remaining DSF requirements while your appeal is being reviewed. If your appeal is approved and a requirement is not met, you may lose your scholarship for the entire academic year.
If you believe that your situation may fall within the types of extenuating circumstances described above, contact a member of the DSF Scholarship team to discuss the situation which caused you to miss a DSF deadline or requirement.
You are encouraged to work with your Future Center Advisor, Campus Contact, or other student support professional on campus for help with contacting DSF.
After DSF staff has considered your situation, we will inform you if you should submit an appeal for committee review. If the staff member determines that the situation should be reviewed by the committee, a DSF appeal form and instructions will be provided to the student and/or advisor.
DSF policy appeals will now be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are appealing to qualify for a scholarship payment, your appeal must be submitted no later than 30 days before the end of the term during which you wish to be paid.