COSI Scholarship

In 2014, the Colorado legislature committed $35 million to establish the Colorado Department of Education’s COSI Scholarship to boost attainment of postsecondary credentials. The scholarship is provided through a matching grant with the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges.

In order to receive the COSI scholarship, you will need to meet and maintain the following requirements:
• Enroll in a minimum of 6 credits
• Be a Colorado resident.
• Maintain 2.0 GPA or higher.
• Demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) and have a qualifying
Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). (The Financial Aid Office can help you apply and check to see if you qualify.
• Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress at CCD.
• Read and accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Upload a digital image of yourself
• Submit the Photo/Video Release Form
• Provide a short bio of yourself, including your hometown, any hobbies or interesting facts, and skills/talents that you have that may set you apart from others. This is your scholarship brag bio, so include anything you would like the donor to know about you

Colorado Department of Education