In order to provide Colorado students with services and programs we know help address timely completion and success in postsecondary education, we will support communities with postsecondary access tools, resources, and assistance to help encourage coordinated efforts.
COSI provides communities with tools, resources, and assistance to help encourage coordinated efforts. Community Tools and Resources provides customized technical assistance for grantees through site visits and grantee network meetings documentation and guides for student success best practices, and compliance and scholarship guidance.
Site visits and grantee network meetings allow technical assistance providers the ability to guide grantees in professional development, capacity building, and networking with the entire statewide COSI community.
Student success best practice tools are intended to build community engagement, college enrollment, persistence, and completion. Resources include programming models and tools, enrollment guides for all Colorado public institutions, evidence-based research, PowerPoints, handouts, and more for education professionals.
- Scholarship guidance includes a variety of helpful resources for scholarship providers, including information on verifying financial eligibility for students, sample MOUs between counties and third-party fiscal agents, best practices for scholarship granting organizations, membership stipend for the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) and more. This page includes a link to the student support directory; folders of resources for student support programs, scholarship providers, collective impact initiatives, and students; helpful links; and upcoming events.
This folder contains a variety of helpful resources for scholarship providers, including support in building community engagement, fundraising, information on verifying financial eligibility for students, sample MOUs between counties and third-party fiscal agents, best practices for scholarship granting organizations, and more.
The alignment of student success programs and tuition assistance greatly increases the chances of a student's on-time completion of a degree or credential. Because the intent of our program is to fuse these two initiatives together, we will host both scholarship providers and community partnership grant recipients two times per year during our annual summer symposium and regional grantee events. In addition, grantees are required to complete check-ins and site visits, these events will be determined and organized directly with your COSI point of contact.
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COSI sends out a monthly newsletter by email. In this newsletter, you will find critical information on upcoming deadlines, updates on grants, details for COSI meetings, and other relevant information. Anyone that is involved in the MSS grant should sign up.
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- Reports are due on June 30 of each grant year.
- Annual reports must be submitted via the designated COSI reporting portal.
- Grantees must use the COSI annual report templates, they can be accessed in the folder below.
- For support in completing and submitting reports, please email your designated COSI Point of Contact.
- Point of Contact
The COSI team has grown! The expanded team allows for more individualized support for grantees. Please direct your questions to your assigned COSI POC.
Cynthia Armendariz Carla Castillo Jacquie Granados Kolby Knupp Mariana DelMonte-Gladstone Michael McArthur Emily Griffith Foundation Colorado Mesa University Foundation Adams County Education Consortium Aims Community College Foundation Colorado Nonprofit Development Center/Dolores County Adams State University Foundation Colorado Mountain College Foundation Arapahoe Community College Foundation Colorado State University Fort Collins Foundation Fort Lewis College Foundation Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation Colorado Northwestern College Foundation Aurora Public Schools Foundation Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges Hide in Plain Sight Custer County High School Foundation Grand Foundation Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc. Front Range Community College Foundation Technical College of the Rockies Fremont Community Foundation Pagosa Springs Rotary Community Assistance Colorado Education services and Development Association Greeley-Weld Urban Enterprise Zone Fund/The Weld Trust True North Youth Program Lamar Community College Foundation Youth Power365 Community College of Aurora Morgan Community College Foundation Western State Colorado University Foundation Otero Junior College Foundation Community College of Denver Northeastern Junior College Foundation Pikes Peak Community College Foundation Denver Public Schools Foundation Poudre School District Foundation Pueblo Community College Foundation Denver Scholarship Foundation Project Self Sufficiency of Larimer County Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation I Have A Dream Foundation of Boulder University of Northern Colorado Foundation University of Colorado Foundation-UCCS Jeffco Schools Foundation Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation Mile High United Way Red Rocks Community College Foundation University of Colorado Foundation-CU Boulder University of Colorado Foundation-CU Denver