ECE Educator Scholarships

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 will decide which of their students will receive scholarship funding using the CDHE program guidance to prioritize students. These scholarships are not need-based.


As part of the ECE Scholarship program, all participating IHE’s are collecting the PDIS usernames of all students who are awarded scholarship funds.

We will collect this information from IHEs after the deadline for spending this allocation of funds has passed (June 30, 2022).

PDIS is a professional tracking system for ECE educators. It will allow us to not only to collect data about the possible impact of the scholarship dollars on the ECE Workforce in Colorado but also will give registrants access to professional development and networking opportunities.

The PDIS usernames will always be in the format of email, but it is not necessarily a valid email address. For example, or Please note:

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 lists the 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 with questions. See list of schools that have provided specific program contacts here. (Note: Download the PDF for live email links)