Resources


Resources & Tools for Scholarship Providers, 
Student Support Programs, and Students 

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 Partnership Program Grantees
Carla  Castillo
 Cynthia Armendariz
 Jacquie Granados
·Adams State University
·Colorado Mesa University Foundation
·Colorado Education Initiative
·Colorado State University-Fort Collins
·Colorado State University-Pueblo
·Delta County School District 50J
·Front Range Community College
  Foundation

·Lamar Community College Foundation
·Poudre School District
·Pueblo Community College
·Pikes Peak Community College
 Foundation

·Trinidad State Junior College
·True North Youth Program
·University of Colorado Foundation, UCCS
·Arapahoe Community College Foundation
·Colorado Mountain College Foundation
·Colorado Northwestern Community College
·Denver Scholarship Foundation
·Grand County Higher Education
·Kids At Their Best
·Morgan Community College Foundation
·Northeastern Junior College
·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-Fort Collins
  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
·Project Self Sufficiency Larimer County 
·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
·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
·Univesrity 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.

Student support



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


Due Dates

Annual reporting due dates can be found below or in Exhibit C of your Grant Agreement. 

**Please note that 
your organization may have more than one grant or grant type with COSI, and you will be responsible for submitting individual data and narrative reports for every grant that requires a report during this period

CPP Due Dates

  • June 30th of each grant year. 

MSS Due Dates

  • June 30th annually (check Exhibit C of your agreement (or any corresponding amendments) to verify whether or not you have a report due.

For Collective Impact Grantees only

For information regarding reporting, please refer to Exhibit C of your Grant Agreement or contact Shelley Banker at shelley.banker@dhe.state.co.us or Stephanie Ricker at stephanie.ricker@dhe.state.co.us

CIIG Quarterly Reports Due Dates
  •    October 31, 2018

Data & Narrative Submission Instructions

  • View this informational webinar on navigating your year-end reporting.

  • Complete narrative and data components of the annual report and submit via Biscom by the authorized data provider no later than June 30, 2019. 

  • For questions regarding reporting and Biscom, please email cosi_info@dhe.state.co.us with email subject line: Annual Report Questions – [Grantee Name]

  • Please use the templates provided in the folder to submit your data and narrative portions of the year-end report. Do not email us any student information. Department privacy and security rules require that data be sent through a secure electronic transfer system known as Biscom.

Step 1: Data Submission

  • The data should be submitted using the provided excel spreadsheet template at the bottom of this page. Department privacy and security rules require that data be sent through a secure electronic transfer system known as Biscom. 

  • Excel spreadsheet with 3 tabs
    • Tab 1 - Data (enter data here)
    • Tab 2 - Documentation
    • Tab 3 - Grant Codes
    • Tab 4 - Institution/School Codes
    • Tab 5 - Biscom Submission Instructions

Step 2: Narrative Submission

  • Use the word template to submit the narrative portion of the report.

Year-End Reporting