Denver Public Schools
Denver Scholarship Foundation has forged a partnership with DPS that is the cornerstone of our student outreach. Future Centers operate within 16 DPS High Schools, and whenever possible, they are located near school counselor offices to help coordinate services to students. School counselors encourage students to use Future Centers to augment their services, and outreach efforts to students and parents through classroom visits and evening workshops are often a joint effort. Teachers also refer students to the Future Centers for services, and at some locations, are integrating college essay writing into their instruction.
Colorado Colleges and Universities
Denver Scholarship Foundation has secured formal partnerships with 20 colleges and universities in Colorado. These formal partnerships benefit our scholars in two ways:
1. Students we serve can leverage scholarship dollars into additional institutional support. Depending on the institution and the specific agreement, students receive a percentage of matching dollars to the DSF scholarship.
2. We collaboratively create retention plans for DSF scholarship recipients. These retention plans establish formal data-sharing agreements with colleges attended by DSF scholarship recipients, create mentoring programs for DSF scholarship recipients transitioning from freshman to sophomore year (the greatest point of attrition in higher education), and provide students with a comprehensive list of available retention services within their institution.
See our list of participating high schools and colleges.
Other Non-Profit Organizations
In addition to providing college access services, DSF collaborates with other organizations to share resources and coordinate programming in high schools across Denver. Partnership efforts focus on workshops and events in the areas of student leadership development, parent engagement, financial literacy, and dropout prevention, among other topics. Our community partners include:
Advancement Via Individual Determination (DPS)
College for Every Student
College In Colorado
Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists
Colorado Council on High School & College Relations
Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation
Denver Achievement Academy
Denver Film Society
The Denver Foundation
Goodwill Industries of Denver
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
TRiO Talent Search at Arapahoe Community College
UC Denver Pre-Collegiate Development Program