Support the Mission
The Better Business Bureau serving Denver and Boulder officially partnered with the Denver Scholarship Foundation in early 2017 to optimize its impact of strengthening the ethical workforce of tomorrow by establishing the BBB Scholarship.


You can help fund scholarships and make college possible for Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) students by making a gift to the BBB Named Scholarship.  By making an investment in our Scholarship Program, which is one of the three core aspects of Denver Scholarship’s college access and completion program, you will have partnered with a game-changer for Denver’s youth, and a national leader in helping students from low income, primarily minority backgrounds gain access to the education and experience they need to thrive in our modern economy and contribute to the vitality of our community.

Denver Scholarship Foundation makes its scholarship application available to all eligible DPS seniors.  DSF is responsible for the scholarship application, selection, and fund distribution (directly to the post-secondary institution) processes. 

Click here to learn more about Denver Scholarship Foundation’s Scholarship and Eligibility Requirements


Your gift to help fund Scholarships in 2017 will be matched 1:1 by special and exclusive agreement with the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI), which is a fund administered by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.  Your gift will be doubled, providing scholarships to low-income students graduating from Denver Public Schools’.


Throughout the Academic Year, DSF BBB Scholarship supporters will be invited to participate in meaningful engagement opportunities with BBB Scholarship recipients, such as:

  • Leadership Conferences
  • Networking Receptions
  • Named Scholarship Events
  • Graduation Events


Check – Payable to Denver Scholarship Foundation.  Write “BBB Scholarship” in the memo line. Mail to: Denver Scholarship Foundation, 789 Sherman, Ste 610, Denver, CO 80203.

Credit Card – Go to  In the “Please use my gift as follows” section select “Better Business Bureau (BBB) Named Scholarship.”


The Denver Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)3, inspires and empowers Denver Public Schools’ students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge, and financial resources essential for success.

Denver Scholarship Foundation’s unique three-part program has been nationally recognized for its effectiveness. 

  • FUTURE CENTERS: DSF operates Future Centers in 21 Denver high schools.  Each is staffed by a Denver Scholarship Foundation Advisor with outreach to nearly 13,000 students. 
  • SCHOLARSHIPS: 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 attended.
  • COLLEGE SUCCESS: Extra financial aid and ongoing support for Scholars throughout their college career.

DSF has awarded over $33 million in scholarships to more than 5,651 students.  Since 2010, 76% of DSF Scholars have graduated or continue to succeed in college or technical school.  Nearly 1,900 Scholars have graduated from college.

The Denver Scholarship Foundation is the largest and most effective vehicle for investing in Denver’s students. DSF creates a pipeline from high school to employment, therein making a huge impact on our local economy.

Thank You to Our Scholarship Donor!