Apply for scholarships.

Scholarships are an essential component of your financial aid package. Learn how DSF can support you with a scholarship and learn about other potential opportunities.

Apply for the DSF Scholarship

The DSF Scholarship Application for the 2020-21 school year is now open in the DSF Student Portal! The application will close on April 1, 2020.

COVID-19 Update:

  • Due to the many school closures and schedule changes related to COVID-19, the DSF application & FAFSA deadline for the 20-21 academic year will be extended. This message will be updated once the new deadline is announced.
  • We encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible. No need to wait!
  • Please review and share this list of resources for students during this time.

You can find a complete list of steps you must complete to qualify for a DSF Scholarship here.

If you’ve submitted a 2020-21 DSF Scholarship application and need to update your college selection, visit and click “Update College Choice”. The deadline to update your final college selection for the 2020-21 academic year is July 15, 2020.

DSF offers need-based scholarships to qualifying graduates of Denver Public Schools. The scholarship can be used at DSF’s Partner Colleges 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.

Student Support Programs

The Denver Scholarship Foundation wants every college student to successfully complete a college degree or certificate. We have compiled the following helpful resources and programs that are available at our College Partners.

Searching for Other Scholarships

Here are four great places to start searching for other scholarships to apply to:

You can also use our Scholarship Directory below to find additional scholarships!

Scholarship Directory

The Scholarship Directory contains local, regional, and national scholarships for which DPS students are eligible to apply. These scholarships are updated annually by DSF staff. Be sure to check the website for the specific scholarship for the most up-to-date information, including deadlines.

Downloadable PDF’s are also available below:

Scholarship Directory 2019-2020