Introducing The Denver Foundation Community Scholarship

December 1, 2022

The Denver Foundation is committed to racial equity and believes strongly in the power of education to change students’ futures. That’s why we created The Denver Foundation Community Scholarship to support students of color in pursuing higher education. In this inaugural year of the Community Scholarship, we will be giving out 20 scholarships to individuals, totaling $100,000 in support. The scholarship application window opened on 12/1/2022 and will remain open until March 1, 2023. 

Similar to other funds at The Denver Foundation, the Community Scholarship fund is designed to be flexible and meet the needs of the students and the community. Eligible students can receive $5,000 annually, which can be used towards tuition, fees, room and board, supplies, and health insurance. Students may apply for and are eligible to receive this scholarship for multiple years. These scholarships are able to be used by anyone enrolled in a Colorado-accredited, nonprofit, post-secondary educational institution. This scholarship is not automatically renewed, however, previous recipients are encouraged to reapply.

Eligible participants are:

  • Individuals who are first-generation and identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) 
  • Enrolled in a Colorado-accredited, nonprofit, post-secondary educational institution
  • Have a 2.25 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Demonstrate community involvement through work, volunteering, or participation

Our online portal allows applicants to save and edit their work and apply for multiple opportunities without having to re-enter their basic personal information.  You will need to register on The Denver Foundation’s scholarship application portal,  TDF Scholarship Manager, before completing your online application. For support using the online system, please email or call 303.300.1790 for assistance.


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