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Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative approves 16 new local scholarship proposals

DENVER (Dec. 6, 2021) — The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) board approved 16 proposals that will provide more than $2.5 million in scholarships for Colorado students.

This investment is part of COSI’s Matching Student Scholarship program which aims to help under-resourced students by matching community scholarship dollars one to one. This round of funds will serve more than 2,200 students attending in-state public institutions of higher education across Colorado.

Governor Polis Announces Colorado Free Application Days

DENVER (Oct. 8 2021)-To encourage more Coloradans to continue their education, Governor Jared Polis announced today that all 32 public colleges and universities in Colorado, as well as several private institutions will allow students to apply for free from Tuesday, Oct. 19 through Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 as part of the fourth annual Colorado Free Application Days.

Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative awards $15 million for support services aimed at workers displaced by COVID-19

DENVER (Sept. 27, 2021) — The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI), a program within the Colorado Department of Higher Education, has awarded $15 million to 21 providers across the state for a program aimed at getting Coloradans back to work after the pandemic.

Investing in a college degree can provide Coloradans with resiliency, security, and wealth in times of prosperity and recession

DENVER – Aug. 5, 2021: Whether Colorado is experiencing economic prosperity or recession, earning a college degree is a worthwhile investment according to a report released today by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE).

CDHE launches Advisors LEAD – an equity-focused professional development certification

DENVER, CO, Aug. 3, 2021: The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) announces the launch of Advisors LEAD – a free, online professional development course for academic advisors at Colorado’s colleges and universities. The course includes comprehensive training on equity in advising, prepares advisors to operate effectively in a virtual environment, and provides guidance on how to help students find the right math course and discover broader curriculum to support their career goals.
 

More students of color participate in Colorado’s dual enrollment programs

DENVER, CO, July 19, 2021 - More than 53,000 students took at least one dual enrollment course during the 2019-20 academic year, according to a report released jointly today by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) and Colorado Department of Education (CDE). This was an increase of nearly 2,900 students from 2018-19, or a 5.6% jump in dual enrollment participation overall.

Four Colorado campuses earn Hunger Free and Healthy Minds designations as they work to erase hunger and address the mental health needs of college students

DENVER, CO, June 21, 2021 - The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), today announced that four institutions of higher education—Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Fort Lewis College, and Metropolitan State University of Denver have earned Hunger Free and Healthy Minds designations for their work to end hunger and address the mental health needs of their students.

Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative approves 40 new local scholarship proposals

DENVER, CO, May 26, 2021 - The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) board approved 40 proposals that will provide more than $3 million in scholarships for Colorado students.

The COSI board awarded $3,012,782 to match locally-fundraised scholarship dollars one-to-one during the third and final round of awards for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. This funding will support more than 1,740 students across the state.