Scholarships FAQ

School photo shoot at South High School May 2017

Find answers to all your questions about applying for a scholarship.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, The Denver Foundation administers more than 70 different scholarship funds created by individuals, families, and businesses. These include scholarships for high school, college, and graduate students pursuing a variety of fields. Scholarship opportunities can be based on merit, financial need, or student interests and background. To find a scholarship for you, search the database and then take the required steps to apply.

Eligibility requirements vary by scholarship. Opportunities can be based on merit, financial need, or student interests and background. See the database and searchable criteria to find a scholarship for you.

Absolutely! Email us about yourself and your educational goals, and we’ll help you figure out if one of our scholarship funds is a good fit.

The majority of our scholarship applications are posted in January and February each year, and awards are made for the following academic year. The deadline for the majority of our competitive scholarship applications will be April 1, 2022. The earlier you start your application, the better!

We have an online portal that allows applicants to save and edit your work, as well as apply for multiple opportunities without having to re-enter your basic personal information.

View our scholarship listings.

All notification letters will be emailed to all applicants 6 to 8 weeks after the deadline of the application.

The best source of scholarship information is often the financial aid or scholarship office of the school you plan to attend. Most schools have a number of scholarships for which only their students are eligible. Librarians and high school guidance counselors can also provide resources.

The photo must include head and shoulders, but should not be a full body shot. You must be centered and facing the camera with both eyes visible. Please do not use text, props, filters, or logos on the image. Photos can be portrait or landscape and can be shot on any device. Image should be high-resolution: at least 640×800 pixels. Please label photos lastname_firstname_scholarship name, and upload to the online portal.

Download our full headshot guidelines in English or in Spanish.

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Ask it here. Email our scholarship team or give us a call at 303.996.7328.

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