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. 
Community Tools and Resources

The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative will provide 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. Use the table of contents on the left to go directly to a particular section. 

COSI Feedback Requests

Network Contact FormSymposium and Customer Service Feedback
Want to get COSI updates or need to replace a contact? 

COSI primarily has contact information for agreement signatories and application contacts, these may not be the right individuals for day-to-day contact and direct service meeting information. Please help us by completing the Network Contact Form to make sure we are reaching out to the right individuals at your organization. Please send this link to those in your organization who you deem appropriate.  



Please provide us with feedback on the symposium and how we can improve our meetings and services in the future, take a few minutes to complete this survey Thank you in advance! 

COSI Network Calendar



COSI Point of Contact

The COSI team has grown! The expanded team allows for more individualized support for grantees.  We have divided our CPP and MSS grantees between the COSI support staff.  Please direct your questions to your assigned COSI POC, click here for our contact information.

Community Partner Program Grantees

 Carla Castillo     Cynthia Armendariz                Jacquie Granados 
  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation
  • Colorado State University - Pueblo 
  • Delta County School District 50J
  • Front Range Community College Foundation
  • Lamar Community College Foundation
  • Pueblo Community College
  • Pikes Peak Community College Foundation
  • Trinidad State Junior College
  • True North Youth Program
  • University of Colorado Foundation

  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Colorado State University - Fort Collins
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation
  • Grand County Higher Education
  • Kids At Their Best
  • Morgan Community College Foundation
  • Northeastern Junior College 
  • Poudre School District
  • Success Foundation
  • Aurora Public Schools Foundation 
  • Community College of Aurora
  • INSPiRE
  • Red Rocks Community College Foundation


Matching Student Scholarship Grantees

Carla  Castillo
 Cynthia Armendariz
 Jacquie Granados
 Shelley Banker
  • Adams State University Foundation
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo  Foundation
  • Fort Lewis College Foundation
  • Fremont Community Foundation
  • Front Range Community College Foundation
  • Lamar Community College Foundation
  • Pagosa Springs Rotary Community Assistance
  • Pikes Peak Community College Foundation
  • Pueblo Community College Foundation
  • Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation
  • University of Colorado Foundation El Paso & UCCS
  • Western Colorado Community Foundation
  • Western State Colorado University Foundation

  • Adams County Education Consortium
  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation
  • Aspen Community Foundation
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation
  • Colorado State University-Fort   Collins Foundation
  • Community College of Denver
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation
  • Emily Griffith Foundation
  • Greeley-Weld Urban Enterprise Zone Fund
  • I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver   
  • Morgan Community College Foundation
  • Northeastern Junior College Foundation
  • Project Self Sufficiency Larimer County
  • University of Colorado Foundation CU and CU Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado Foundation
  • Your Community Foundation

  • Aurora Public Schools 
  • Foundation-Pickens Technical College
  • Colorado Council of Black Nurses
  • Colorado Educational Services and Development Association
  • Hide in Plain Sight
  • Jeffco Schools Foundation
  • Lutheran Medical Center      Foundation
  • Mile High United Way
  • Foundation for Community Colleges



Student Support Directory

An interactive online tool that will allow students, families, and educators working with youth to find support programs. This searchable directory helps identify programs providing services right in their community.

                                         

                    Now live! 

Visit our Student Support Program Directory to learn more about programs in your area.

 Go to directory



Resources for Student Support Programs

This folder contains resources for supporting students, including enrollment guides with key contact information for all public institutions of higher learning, and helpful articles, PowerPoints, or Webinars about best practices for encouraging student success.

Resources for Student Support Programs



Resources for Scholarship Providers

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.

Resources for Scholarship Providers




Grantee Meetings and Online Community

 Online Community

The Scholarship Initiative has an ongoing Google group for both community partner program and matching student scholarship grantees. This is a working group that allows for collaboration and networking, sharing of best practices, information and knowledge, and solution focused discussion with like-minded individuals working towards a common mission. COSI is currently determining the best online tool moving forward. Please check back soon.

 Grantee Meetings

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 program grant recipients three times per year during our annual summer symposium and during fall and spring regional grantee events.  For more information regarding meeting dates and locations click here.  The drive below contains meeting resources and materials.

COSI Meeting and Newsletter Resources



Annual Year-end Reporting Information

 · Reports are due on June 30 of each grant year.

 · Annual reports must be submitted via the Grant Portal.  

 · Grantees must use the COSI annual report templates, they can be accessed in the folder below. 

 · Please submit ALL portions of the annual report in one submission.

· For questions regarding reporting, please email your designated COSI Point of Contact.  A webinar and power point are also available in the folder below. 

· Data Agreements must be completed before reporting is submitted.  If Grantee has not completed the agreement, please contact the designated COSI Point of Contact as soon as possible.

· For support in completing and submitting reports  questions regarding reporting, please email your designated COSI Point of Contact.


 Each of the folders below provides an instruction document and templates to use in completing the annual report.  


Annual Year End Reporting