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Career Launch Provider

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The Career Launch grant was created in Fall 2023 to replace COSI’s Workforce grant. The program is designed to provide tuition support to students via matching funds for community scholarships so that tuition costs are not a barrier to entry, to reduce the currently unmanageable amount of student loan debt, and create a workforce that has the skills, knowledge, adaptability, and diversity to continue to drive Colorado’s economic growth. 

Program Goals

  • Provide financial support to reduce student loan debt.
  • Ensure every Career Launch student is connected with career opportunities to gain employment with a livable wage.
  • Support credential completion in high-demand pathways that support Colorado’s Top Jobs.  

For fiscal year 2023-2024, the Career Launch grant awarded more than $1.5 million in state funds to generate. View a list of awards. 

We anticipate launching a new application round at the beginning of August 2025


Our Google Drive folder contains resources for grantees including:


Career Launch Grantees must submit annual reporting for every fiscal year in which they distribute funds. Reporting is due on June 30th and will include funds distributed from Summer to Spring semester:

  • June 30, 2024 to include funds distributed from Summer 2023 through Spring 2024
  • June 30, 2025 to include funds distributed from Summer 2024 through Spring 2025
  • June 30, 2026 to include funds distributed from Summer 2025 through Spring 2026

All reports must be submitted through the COSI Reporting Portal. 

Reports must include two documents: Student Level Data and a Narrative. You can find templates and instructions on our Google Drive.

COSI Point of Contact

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Marie Snow

COSI Program Manager