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 closed.

If you did not submit a DSF application by May 1, applications are no longer being accepted. Check back in early February 2020 for the 2021-22 DSF Application.

If you 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 was July 15, 2020. The College Choice Form for the 2020-21 school year is now closed.

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 2020-21 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.

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.

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