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Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative awards more than $4.9 million in matching scholarships

DENVER – May 24, 2022: The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative board approved 66 proposals that provide $4,971,190 in scholarships for Colorado students.
This investment is part of COSI's Matching Student Scholarship Program which helps under-resourced students by matching community scholarship dollars one to one. This round of funds will serve approximately 2,900 students attending in-state public institutions of higher education across Colorado.

Colorado legislature answers call to address workforce shortages and affordability

DENVER – May 13, 2022: During the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly passed several bills aimed at ensuring Colorado students have access to a wide variety of quality, affordable, postsecondary education options while also addressing the need to fill in-demand jobs.

The department succeeded in passing all its legislative priorities including but not limited to:

Colorado Department of Higher Education honors Colorado’s future educators

DENVER – May 5, 2022: The Colorado Department of Higher Education celebrated Colorado's future educators at a virtual ceremony on Thursday, May 5, as part of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6). The fourth annual Future Educator Honor Roll recognizes outstanding teacher candidates from Colorado's educator preparation programs.

Polis Administration Continues to Save Colorado Students Money: Colorado Commission on Higher Education Approves 20 Open Education Grant Projects

DENVER – The Colorado Commission on Higher Education announced support for 20 proposals for Open Educational Resources (OER) projects to save students money on high-quality teaching, learning, and research resources. 
"We are saving Colorado students money on textbooks, providing innovative and high-quality education, and reducing out-of-pocket costs," said Gov. Polis.

Student Success and Workforce Revitalization Task Force Releases Recommendations to Make Colorado More Affordable & Help Students

The report outlines opportunities and lays out a modernized vision for the state's postsecondary and workforce ecosystem

DENVER – Jan. 10, 2022: Today the Student Success and Workforce Revitalization Task Force released its report to the legislature outlining a range of bold and innovative efforts Colorado can undertake to make the state more affordable and create student success in today's work environment.