Future Center

The Denver Scholarship Foundation Future Center at Northfield High School is located in the Room 123 of Building 2.

Mission: The Denver Scholarship Foundation (DFS) inspires and empowers Denver Public Schools’ students to enroll in and graduate from post-secondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge, and financial resources essential for success. In addition to providing need-based scholarships to DPS graduates, DSF provides college and financial aid advising services through its Future Centers in 16 DPS high schools, and partners with Colorado colleges to support the success of DSF Scholars. To date, DSF has funded more than $33 million in scholarships to more than 5,650 DPS graduates.

Click here to visit the Future Center scholarship page.

DSF College Advisor

The Future Center is Northfield High School’s college resource center, where students can get information about colleges, financial aid, and scholarships. Zack Montez, Future Center Advisor, helps to guide students through every step of the college application and financial aid process. Here is a brief list of the services and resources available at Northfield’s Future Center:


  • Guidebooks about planning and paying for college
  • College applications
  • Financial aid applications
  • Scholarship applications
  • Information about college access programs

Helpful Links


  • Help with college applications
  • Help with financial aid and scholarship applications
  • Visits from college representatives
  • Tours of college campuses
  • Workshops for students and parents


Every year, DSF awards thousands of scholarships to qualifying DPS graduates, who attend eligible Colorado colleges. DSF Scholarships are renewable for up to four years. DSF depends on donations from the community to pay for its scholarships, and award amounts can vary from year to year. Applications are due on April 1. Click here for information on how to apply.


To qualify for a DSF Scholarship, students must meet these requirements:

  • Complete the DSF Application by April 1st and fulfill other required steps on time;
  • Graduate with a 2.0 Grade Point Average from a DPS high school;
  • Attend a DPS high school for all four years before graduation;
  • Be eligible to receive federal financial aid (and submit FAFSA by April 1) or confirm lawful presence in the U.S.

For more information, please visit www.denverscholarship.org.

Scholarship amounts 

Scholarship amounts depend on the following:

  • Your financial need. Students who are eligible for federal student aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial need. Financial need for students who are ineligible for federal student aid and can confirm their lawful presence in the U.S., depends on their qualification for free or reduced price lunch in high school.
  • The college you attend (see reverse for details). DSF Scholarships are higher at four-year universities than at community and technical colleges.

Eligible Colleges in Colorado

The DSF Scholarship is available to qualifying DPS graduates who enroll in any one of Colorado’s eligible technical, community or four-year colleges and universities.

Official DSF Partner Colleges are denoted below with an asterisk. These colleges provide our scholars with additional support on campus to help them be successful. The support includes services such as mentoring, tutoring, and special workshops.

Visit our website at www.denverscholarship.org/colleges for details about award amounts, campus contacts, student success requirements, and required DSF Transition Workshops.

Click here for the FAFSA School Code Database. You can use the Federal School Code Database to search for colleges you’re interested in including on your FAFSA. You can also find detailed college information, like tuition and fee amounts and graduation rates, and compare information for up to 10 colleges at a time.