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Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative approves 15 new local scholarship proposals

DENVER – April 13, 2021:  The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) board approved 15 proposals that will provide more than $1.1 million in scholarships for Colorado students.   
The COSI board awarded $1,147,242 to match locally-raised scholarship dollars one-to-one during the second round of awards for 2020-2021. This funding will support more than 720 students across the state.

Colorado Commission on Higher Education approves 27 grant projects to continue expanding access and student savings in Colorado

DENVER – Mar. 5, 2021:  The Colorado Commission on Higher Education today approved 27 proposals that provide more than $875,000 in funding for Open Educational Resources (OER) projects throughout the state. OER are high-quality teaching, learning and research resources that permit free or repurposed use and are legally available to students for free or very low-cost.

Department releases Healthy Minds and Hunger Free Campus Checklists in an effort to erase hunger and address mental health needs

DENVER – Feb. 24, 2021: The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), along with Gov. Jared Polis and partners from Young Invincibles, Hunger Free Colorado, the Colorado Department of Human Services and Metropolitan State University of Denver today released the Department's Hunger Free and Healthy Minds Campus Checklists to encourage the state's postsecondary intuitions of higher education to apply for Hunger Free and Healthy Minds campus designations. 


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