Complete or Correct Your 2024-25 FAFSA/ CASFA Today!


Back to Work

Back to Work title with a student

The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative is supporting organizations across the state to support workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and provide Coloradans support in accessing and completing their credential or degree and get Back to Work.


Why should you participate?


  • Enrollment support in registration, financial aid scholarships and more
  • 1:1 support to ensure progression toward the completion of a credential/degree
  • connection and career support and transition back into the workforce


  • A COSI support person will work with you to understand the total cost of obtaining your degree, exploring federal aid and other scholarship opportunities
  • COSI Scholarship
Are you eligible?

Participants must meet the following criteria*:

  • Displaced and/or economic impact due to COVID-19 pandemic (must be willing to sign an affirm statement)
  • Must complete a credential or degree within the grant term
  • Pursue undergraduate certificate/degree
  • New, re-engaged, or currently enrolled students
  • Enroll at a Colorado Public Institution of Higher Education**
  • Complete the COSI Back to Work Participant Survey upon enrollment into the program
  • Students seeking credentials or degrees aligned with Colorado Top Job. Prioritizing health care, education, information technology and jobs with the greatest projected annual openings

* Colleges may have additional participation criteria; please contact the program contact directly for information and to apply.

** Students attending CSU Global are not eligible.

Are you ready to get started? Click to find a program below.

Colleges and Program Contacts

College Contact Name Contact Email
Adams State University Korry Goldstein
Arapahoe Community College: Career Forward Casimir (Caz) Bemski

Colorado Mountain College: Back to Work Scholarship

Ana Vega Terrazas 
Colorado Mesa University/Western Colorado Community College: What If? Program
Colorado State University Pueblo Lori Lucero
Community College of Aurora: COSI Career Connections Scholarship
Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance Cameron Fall
Emily Griffith Foundation Gina Martinez
Empowering Communities Globally Deborah Young
Front Range Community College Olivia Kail
Lamar Community College Brianna Perez-Hernandez
Metropolitan State University of Denver: Displaced Worker Grant Alicia Montoya
Pickens Technical College Wallis Fullmer
Pikes Peak Community College Foundation Chad Noble
Pikes Peak United Way

Mira Benegas

Pueblo Community College Logan Vineyard
University of Colorado Boulder Rosie Allen
University of Northern Colorado Foundation Rosanne Fulton
Western Colorado University Eliza Worley-Ekstrom