The ECE Educator Scholarships are for ECE students to pursue dedicated coursework, certificates & degrees up to a master's.
CDHE allocates funds to participating schools. The ECE department at each school in collaboration with their financial aid office, will decide which of their students will receive scholarship funding using the CDHE program guidelines to prioritize students. These scholarships are not need-based.
As part of the ECE Scholarship program, all participating IHE’s are required first to collect the PDIS usernames for all students who apply for scholarship funds.
This information will be received from the IHEs before the deadline for spending this allocation of funds, which is June 30, 2024.
PDIS is a professional tracking system for ECE educators. It will give registrants access to professional development and networking opportunities and allow us to collect important data about the possible impact of the scholarship dollars on the ECE Workforce in Colorado.
The username is what the student uses to log into the PDIS system. If the student is setting up an account in PDIS for the first time, they will receive a registration confirmation email that includes their username. If a student has an existing account but doesn’t remember their sign in details, they can request a password reset and the username will be listed in the auto-generated email they receive.
Contact your school's Early Childhood Education Department or financial aid office with any questions, and information regarding qualifications.