Current Providers

In order to provide Colorado students with services and programs we know help address timely completion and success in postsecondary education, we will support communities with postsecondary access tools, resources, and assistance to help encourage coordinated efforts. 

COSI provides communities with tools, resources, and assistance to help encourage coordinated efforts. Community Tools and Resources provides customized technical assistance for grantees through site visits and grantee network meetings documentation and guides for student success best practices, and compliance and scholarship guidance. 

  • Site visits and grantee network meetings allow technical assistance providers the ability to guide grantees in professional development, capacity building, and networking with the entire statewide COSI community.

  • Student success best practice tools are intended to build community engagement, college enrollment, persistence, and completion. Resources include programming models and tools, enrollment guides for all Colorado public institutions, evidence-based research, PowerPoints, handouts, and more for education professionals.

  • Scholarship guidance includes a variety of helpful resources for scholarship providers, including information on verifying financial eligibility for students, sample MOUs between counties and third-party fiscal agents, best practices for scholarship granting organizations, membership stipend for the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) and more. 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. 
     
Resources

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.

 

MSS Resources

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 community partnership grant recipients two times per year during our annual summer symposium and regional grantee events.  In addition, grantees are required to complete check-ins and site visits, these events will be determined and organized directly with your COSI point of contact.

Click here for access to our calendar.

 

Meeting Resources

Newsletter

COSI sends out a monthly newsletter by email. In this newsletter, you will find critical information on upcoming deadlines, updates on grants, details for COSI meetings, and other relevant information. Anyone that is involved in the MSS grant should sign up. 

If you are not currently receiving our newsletter use this link to receive updates.

Reporting
  • Reports are due on June 30 of each grant year.

  • Annual reports must be submitted via the designated COSI reporting portal which will open May 1st, 2022.

  • Grantees must use the COSI annual report templates, they can be accessed in the folder below starting April 1st, 2022.

  • For support in completing and submitting reports, please email your designated COSI Point of Contact.

Annual Reporting

The COSI team will offer a reporting information webinar and multiple support sessions. Grantees can access recordings and slides after the webinar here. 

The schedule is listed below and check out the COSI Calendar for a full list of all program events. 

MSS Informational Webinars and Support Sessions

Event

Zoom Details

Informational Session

Tuesday, March 29th, 2-3 p.m.

Zoom Link

Reporting Support Session

Wednesday, May 11th, 2-3 p.m.

Zoom Link

Reporting Support Session

Tuesday, May 24th, 9-10 a.m.

Zoom Link

Reporting Support Session

Thursday, June 16th, 10-11 a.m.

Zoom Link

Reporting Support Session

Monday, June 27th, 1-2 p.m.

Zoom Link

Point of Contact

The COSI team has grown! The expanded team allows for more individualized support for grantees. Please direct your questions to your assigned COSI POC.

Carla Castillo Jacquie Granados Kolby Knupp Mariana DelMonte-Gladstone Michael McArthur Marie Snow
Colorado Mesa University Foundation Arapahoe Community College Foundation Adams County Education Consortium Colorado Nonprofit Development Center/Dolores County Adams State University Foundation Aurora Public Schools Foundation 
Colorado Mountain College Foundation Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc Aims Community College Foundation Fort Lewis College Foundation Colorado State University-Pueblo  Foundation Colorado Women's Education Foundation
Colorado Northwestern College Foundation Colorado Education services and Development Association Colorado State University Fort Collins Foundation Hide in Plain Sight Custer County High School Foundation I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder
Grand Foundation Colorado School of Mines Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges Technical College of the Rockies Fremont Community Foundation Jeffco Schools Foundation
Pagosa Springs Rotary Community Assistance Colorado State University - Global Front Range Community College Foundation True North Youth Program Lamar Community College Foundation Community College of Aurora Foundation
Youth Power365 Community College of Denver Foundation Morgan Community College Foundation Western State Colorado University Foundation Otero Junior College Foundation Emily Griffith Foundation
Denver Public Schools Foundation North Colorado Medical Center Foundation (Bright Futures) Pikes Peak Community College Foundation University of Colorado Foundation - CU Boulder
Denver Scholarship Foundation Northeastern Junior College Foundation Pueblo Community College Foundation
Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation One Million Degrees Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation
Mile High United Way Poudre School District Foundation University of Colorado Foundation-UCCS
Red Rocks Community College Foundation Project Self Sufficiency of Larimer County
University of Colorado Foundation-CU Denver University of Northern Colorado Foundation