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 2018-19 school year is now closed. Check back in early February 2019 for the 2019-20 DSF Application.

If you submitted a 2018-19 DSF scholarship application and need to update your college selection, visit and click “Update College Choice”. Remember that July 15, 2018 is the deadline to update your college selection for the 2018-19 academic year.

DSF strives to process scholarship payments as soon as possible once we receive financial aid, enrollment, and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) information from your college at the beginning of each term.  Click this link for details about the DSF payment process and timing.

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. Click here for the list of steps you must complete.

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.

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 2017-2018