Back to Work - Participant

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Back to Work - Participants

 

Have you experienced economic loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you thinking of starting or continuing college?  The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) funded 20 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?

Supports:

  • 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

Scholarships:

  • 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
  • 0-250% of Pell-eligibility
  • 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

korrygoldstein@adams.edu

Arapahoe Community College: Career Forward

Jaime Treadwell 

Jaime.Treadwell@arapahoe.edu

Colorado Mountain College: Back to Work Scholarship

Cinthia Nevarez Ruiz   

 

canevarezruiz@coloradomtn.edu

Colorado Mesa University/Western Colorado Community College: What If? Program

Stephanie Parsons 

sparsons@coloradomesa.edu

Colorado State University Pueblo
 

Maria Lopez

Maria.lopez@csupueblo.edu

Community College of Aurora: COSI Career Connections Scholarship

 

COSIBacktoWork@CCAurora.edu

Community College of Denver: Work Ready Program

Joy Schalders-burton

Joy.Schalders-burton@ccd.edu


Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance
 

Cameron Fall

Cameron@ecclacolorado.org


Emily Griffith Foundation
 

Ann Leonard

ann.leonard@emilygriffith.edu


Empowering Communities Globally 
 


Deborah Young


dyoungecg@gmail.com


Front Range Community College
 

Olivia Kail

olivia.kail@frontrant.edu

Lamar Community College 

Ranee Wood

Julie Jones

ranee.woods@lamarcc.edu

julie.jones@lamarcc.edu

Metropolitan State University of Denver: Displaced Worker Grant

Sean Nguyen  

snguye34@msudenver.edu


Pickens Technical College  
 


Laura Vargas


lavargas@aurorak12.org


Pikes Peak Community College Foundation
 


Chad Noble


chad.noble@ppcc.edu


Pikes Peak United Way 
 

D'Wanna Powell

dpowell@ppunitedway.edu


Pueblo Community College 
 

Mark Peacock
Samuel Dosumu

mark.peacock@pueblocc.edu
samuel.dosumu@pueblo.edu


University of Colorado Boulder 
 


Rosie Allen


rosie.allen@colorado.edu


University of Northern Colorado Foundation 
 


Rosanne Fulton


roseanne.fulton@unco.edu


Western Colorado University 
 

Eliza Worley-Ekstrom

eworley-ekstrom@western.edu