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.
Click here for access to our calendar.
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.
- The reporting portal will open May 1st for 2023 reports.
- 2023 reports will include all scholarship funds disbursed from Summer 2022 to Spring 2023.
Instructions for 2023 reporting are available on the google drive.
Reporting Support Session will offer grantees the opportunity to ask questions on 2023 annual reporting. These sessions will have no agenda.
Reporting Support Sessions: Time and Date Details Wednesday, June 7, 2023: 9 a.m. Zoom link Thursday, June 22nd, 2023: 1 p.m. Zoom link
- 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.
Crystal Annan Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges Fremont Community Foundation Adams County Education Consortium
Aims Community College Foundation
Community Voice One Million Degrees Pagosa Springs Rotary Community Assistance Fund Colorado Mesa University Foundation Aurora Public Schools
Arapahoe Community College Foundation
Fort Lewis College Foundation Poudre School District Foundation Colorado Mountain College Foundation Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation
Clear Creek High School
Hide in Plain Sight Boys & Girls Club of Fremont County, Inc. Colorado Women's Education Foundation
Colorado School of Mines Foundation
Technical College of The Rockies Colorado State University - Pueblo Foundation Community College of Aurora Foundation
Colorado State University Foundation
True North Youth Program Custer County High School Emily Griffith Foundation
Denver Public Schools Foundation
Western Colorado University Foundation Otero Junior College Foundation Front Range Community College Foundation
Denver Scholarship Foundation
Pikes Peak Community College Foundation Grand Foundation
Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation
Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder Mile High United Way Lamar Community College Foundation Jeffco Schools Foundation
North Colorado Medical Center Foundation
Adams State University Foundation Morgan Community College Foundation Project Self-Sufficency Northeastern Junior College Foundation
Red Rocks Community College Foundation
University of Colorado Foundation-Boulder
University of Colorado
University of Northern Colorado Foundation Youth Power 365