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 2021-22 academic year is now closed.

If you did not submit a DSF application by May 1, applications are no longer being accepted. Check back in early February 2022 for the 2022-23 DSF Application.

If you submitted an application, be sure to read all DSF emails & complete your DSF requirements by July 15. You may update your 2021-22 college choice until July 15, 2021. Go to to update your college choice. 

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 2021-22 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 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 here for details about the DSF payment process and timing.

You can find a complete list of steps you must complete to qualify for a DSF Scholarship in the Applicant Checklist.

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 2020-21