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    Matching Student Scholarship Awardees

In the fiscal year 2021-2022, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative awarded grants for matching student scholarships in three specific categories: County-based grants, Institution of Higher Education grants; and Workforce Development grants.
 

Funds were awarded as follows: 

  • Colorado Counties:  $881,642
  • Colorado Public Institutions of Higher Education: $679,290
  • Workforce Programs: $983,450
County-Based awards:
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation on behalf of Denver County: $662,352
  • Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation on behalf of Pueblo County: $219,290
Institution of Higher Education based awards:
  • Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges on behalf of Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College: $576,901
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation: $19,967
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Colorado – Colorado Springs: $82,422
Workforce awards:
  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation for Apprenticeships: $75,000
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation for Certificate, Associate and Baccalaureate: $125,000
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation for Aviation Flight and Aviation Maintenance: $10,000
  • Colorado Women's Education Foundation for Top Industries: $25,000
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation for Top Industries: $200,000
  • Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges for Career and Technical Education programs in multiple fields: $72,450
  • Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges for Career and Technical Education: $41,000
  • Hide In Plain Sight for Associate, Certificate, Bachelor:  $35,000
  • Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation for CIS, Health, Advanced Manufacturing/Industrial Technology, Machining and Welding: $100,000
  • University of Colorado Foundation for Engineering: $150,000
  • University of Colorado Foundation for Nursing: $150,000

 

In the fiscal year 2020-2021, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative awarded grants for matching student scholarships in three specific categories: County-based grants, Institution of Higher Education grants; and Workforce Development grants.
 

Funds were awarded as follows: 

  • Colorado Counties:  $4,862,482
  • Colorado Public Institutions of Higher Education: $1,440,710
  • Workforce Programs: $1,254,743

 

County-based awards:
  • Adams County Education Consortium on behalf of Adams County, $543,772
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Alamosa County, $26,445
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Conejos County, $16,801
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Costilla County, $6,885
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Huerfano County, $6,712
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Las Animas County, $16,440
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Mineral County, $2,000
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf on of Rio Grande County, $16,058
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Saguache County, $9,677
  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation on behalf of Arapahoe County, $739,420
  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation on behalf of Douglas County, $128,017
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Delta County, $43,075
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Mesa County, $138,759
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Montrose County, $41,459
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Chaffee County, $13,980
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Garfield County, $79,453
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Jackson County, $2,000
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Lake County, $7,434
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Pitkin County, $2,000
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Routt County, $9,881
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Summit County, $18,633
  • Colorado Nonprofit Development Center - The Community Voice on behalf of Delores County, $2,000
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on behalf of Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties, $19,070
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation on behalf of Denver County $662,352
  • Fremont Community Foundation on behalf of Fremont County, $41,273
  • Front Range Community College Foundation on behalf of Larimer County, $219,573
  • Grand Foundation on behalf of Grand County, $7,281
  • Lamar Community College Foundation on behalf of Baca County, $4,150
  • Lamar Community College Foundation on behalf of Bent County, $10,000
  • Lamar Community College Foundation on behalf of Cheyenne and Kiowa Counties, $4,000
  • Lamar Community College Foundation on behalf of Prowers County, $24,492
  • Morgan Community College Foundation on behalf of Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Morgan, Washington, and Yuma Counties $104,334
  • Northeastern Junior College Foundation on behalf of Logan, Sedgwick & Phillips Counties, $32,473
  • Otero Junior College Foundation on behalf of Crowley and Otero Counties, $10,709
  • Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation on behalf of Pueblo County, $220,306
  • Red Rocks Community College Foundation on behalf of Jefferson County, $399,682
  • The Weld Trust, Weld County, $276,583
  • True North Youth Program on behalf of San Miguel County, $4,628
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of Boulder County, $239,452
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of El Paso County $640,646
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of Clear Creek County, $2,365
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of Gilpin County, $2,000
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of Parker County, $6,821
  • Wet Mountain Valley Rotary Club on behalf of Custer County, $2,933
  • YouthPower365 on behalf of Eagle County, $30,329

Institution of Higher Education based awards:
  • Adams State University Foundation, $14,916
  • Aims Community College Foundation $47,807
  • Aurora Public Schools Foundation on behalf of Pickens Technical Center, $7,091
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation, $72,316
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation $19,967
  • Colorado School of Mines Foundation, $15,378
  • Colorado State University Foundation, $60,000
  • Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation, $34,708
  • Emily Griffith Foundation, $8,765
  • Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges $576,901
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation, $199,848
  • University of Northern Colorado Foundation, $72,794
  • Technical College of the Rockies, $1,355
  • University of Colorado Foundation - University of Colorado Boulder $95,853
  • University of Colorado Foundation - University of Colorado Denver,  $108,840
  • University of Colorado Foundation - University of Colorado Colorado Springs $82,419
  • Western Colorado University Foundation, $11,043

 

Workforce awards:
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation – Grand Junction Opportunity Scholarships $125,000
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation – Education $100,000
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation – Aviation Flight Maintenance $10,000
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation – Key Industries $200,000
  • Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges – CTE Endowment $40,743.75
  • Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges – CTE $41,000
  • Hide in Plain Sight – Homeless & Below Poverty Students $25,000
  • Mile High United Way – Bridging the Gap $20,000
  • One Million Degrees - Finish What you Started, $100,000
  • Poudre School District Foundation – High Demand Occupations $10,000
  • Project Self Sufficiency of Fort Collins and Loveland – Key Industries $75,000
  • Red Rocks Community College Foundation – Health Sciences $10,000
  • Red Rocks Community College Foundation – Early Childhood Education $15,000
  • Red Rocks Community College Foundation – HVAC $20,000
  • Red Rocks Community College Foundation – Automotive Collision, Customization, and Service Technology $3,000
  • University of Colorado Foundation CU Boulder – High Impact Practices Experiential Learning $160,000
  • University of Colorado Foundation UCCS – RN to BSN $150,000
  • University of Colorado Foundation UCCS – Education $150,000

In the fiscal year 2019-2020, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative awarded grants for matching student scholarships in three specific categories: County-based grants, Institution of Higher Education grants; and Workforce Development grants.

The level of funding available for the 2019-2020 fiscal year was approximately $7.5 million, designated as follows:

  • Colorado Public Institutions of Higher Education: $1,500,000.00
  • Colorado Counties:  $5,000,000.00
  • Workforce Programs: $1,000,000.00
County-based awards:
  • Adams County Education Consortium on behalf of Adams County: $525,143

  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Alamosa County: $20,857

  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation on behalf of Arapahoe County: $713,781

  • Lamar Community College Foundation on behalf of Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Prowers Counties: $43,548

  • “I Have A Dream” Foundation on behalf of Boulder County: $243,735

  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Chaffee County: $12,094

  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Conejos County: $18,945

  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Costilla County: $4,842

  • Otero Junior College Foundation on behalf of Crowley and Otero Counties: $36,685

  • Wet Mountain Valley Rotary Club on behalf of Custer County: $3,500

  • Western Colorado University Foundation on behalf of Delta County: $36,651

  • Denver Scholarship Foundation on behalf of Denver City and County:  $635,750

  • Colorado Nonprofit Development Center on behalf of Dolores County: $2,000

  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation on behalf of Douglas County: $126,890

  • YouthPower365 on behalf of Eagle County: $36,898

  • Morgan Community College Foundation on behalf of Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Morgan, Washington and Yuma Counties: $89,622

  • Pikes Peak Community College Foundation on behalf of El Paso County: $678,617

  • Fremont Community Foundation on behalf of Fremont County: $40,753

  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Garfield County: $76,661

  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Grand County: $8,635

  • Western Colorado University Foundation on behalf of Gunnison, Hinsdale, and San Miguel Counties: $14,340

  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Huerfano County: $7,913

  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Jackson County: $2,000

  • Red Rocks Community College Foundation on behalf of Jefferson County: $416,970

  • Fort Lewis College Foundation on behalf of La Plata and Montezuma Counties: $54,249

  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Lake County: $4,529

  • Front Range Community College Foundation on behalf of Larimer County: $227,140

  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Las Animas County: $16,859

  • Northeastern Junior College Foundation on behalf of Logan, Phillips, and Sedgwick Counties: $31,007

  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Mesa County: $161,578

  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Mineral County: $2,000

  • Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on behalf of Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties:  $15,278

  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Montrose County: $52,051

  • Western Colorado University Foundation on behalf of Ouray County: $2,000

  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Pitkin County: $2,000

  • Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation on behalf of Pueblo County: $219,290

  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Rio Grande County: $18,229

  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Routt County: $11,760

  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Saguache County: $8,403

  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Summit County: $16,917

  • Greeley-Weld Urban Enterprise Zone Fund on behalf of Weld County: $283,762

Institution of Higher Education based awards:
  • Adams State University: $16,667

  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Colorado Mesa University: $71,521

  • Colorado Mountain College: $19,907

  • Colorado School of Mines: $15,341

  • Colorado State University – Ft. Collins: $20,000

  • Colorado State University – Pueblo: $35,698

  • Emily Griffith Technical College: $8,571

  • Fort Lewis College: $11,102

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver: $201,877

  • Pickens Technical College: $7,081

  • University of Colorado - Boulder: $92,577

  • University of Colorado - Colorado Springs: $82,422

  • University of Northern Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Northern Colorado:  $64,689

  • Western Colorado University: $10,217

Workforce awards:
  • Adams County Education Consortium (CTE):  $35,000

  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation (medical assistant, water treatment and property management): $110,000

  • Bright Futures Careers in Healthcare:  $90,000

  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of the City of Grand Junction and City of Montrose: $125,000

  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation (healthcare):  $150,000

  • Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation (aviation):  $10,000

  • Pikes Peak Community College Foundation on behalf of Pikes Peak Community College RN to BSN, Surgical Technologist, and Secure Coding: $150,000

  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Colorado Colorado Springs Engineering: $150,000  

  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Colorado Colorado Springs Nursing: $150,000

In the fiscal year 2018-2019, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative awarded grants for matching student scholarships in three specific categories: County-based grants, Institutions of Higher Education grants; and Workforce Development grants.

The level of funding available for the 2018-19 fiscal year is approximately $7.5 million, designated as follows:

  • Colorado Public Institutions of Higher Education: $1,500,000.00
  • Colorado Counties:  $5,000,000.00
  • Workforce Programs: $1,000,000.00

County-based awards:

  • Adams County Education Consortium (ACEC) on behalf of Adams County: $540,734
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Alamosa County: $13,566
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Conejos County: $5,000
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Costilla County: $4,000
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Huerfano County: $7,763
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Las Animas County: $10,000
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Mineral County: $2,000
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Rio Grande County: $5,000
  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Saguache County: $14,472
  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation on behalf of Arapahoe County: $734,388
  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation on behalf of Douglas County: $126,582
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Mesa County: $144,173
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Montrose County: $47,426
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Chaffee County: $12,468
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Clear Creek County: $3,136
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Garfield County: $80,851
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Grand County: $8,182
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Jackson County: $2,000
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Lake County: $6,494
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Park County: $7,576
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Pitkin County: $2,000
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Routt County: $11,906
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Summit County: $16,554
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on behalf of Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties: $15,365
  • Custer County High School on behalf of Custer County: $2,545
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation on behalf of Denver City and County: $622,557
  • Fort Lewis College Foundation on behalf of La Plata and Montezuma Counties: $61,380
  • Fremont Community Foundation on behalf of Fremont County: $40,284
  • Front Range Community College Foundation on behalf of Larimer County: $222,672
  • Greeley-Weld Urban Enterprise Zone Fund on behalf of Weld County: $276,714
  • I Have A Dream Foundation Boulder County on behalf of Boulder County: $236,156
  • Lamar Community College Foundation on behalf of Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Prowers Counties: $39,314
  • Morgan Community College Foundation on behalf of Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Morgan, Washington, and Yuma Counties: $103,072
  • Northeastern Junior College Foundation on behalf of Logan, Phillips, and Sedgwick counties: $35,974
  • Otero Junior College Foundation on behalf of Crowley and Otero Counties: $35,455
  • Pagosa Springs Rotary Community Assistance Fund on behalf of Archuleta County: $8,000
  • Pikes Peak Community College Foundation on behalf of Teller County: $15,000
  • Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation on behalf of Pueblo County: $231,686
  • Red Rocks Community College Foundation on behalf of Jefferson County: $417,053
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of El Paso County: $686,202
  • Western Colorado Community Foundation on behalf of Delta County: $43,954
  • Western Colorado University Foundation on behalf of Gunnison, Hinsdale, and San Miguel Counties: $14,725
  • YouthPower365 on behalf of Eagle County: $31,312 

Institutions of Higher Education:

  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Adams State University: $17,589
  • Aims Community College Foundation on behalf of Aims Community College: $43,574
  • Aurora Public Schools Foundation on behalf of Pickens Technical College: $5,531
  • Colorado Community College System Colleges and Technical College of the Rockies: $616,013
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Colorado Mesa University: $73,466
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Colorado Mountain College: $19,903
  • Colorado School of Mines Foundation on behalf of Colorado School of Mines: $14,050
  • Colorado State University Foundation on behalf of Colorado State University Ft. Collins: $62,700
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation on behalf Colorado State University-Pueblo: $36,312
  • Emily Griffith Foundation on behalf of Emily Griffith Technical College: $9,024
  • Fort Lewis College Foundation on behalf of Fort Lewis College: $12,364
  • Metropolitan State University Foundation, Inc. on behalf of Metropolitan State University of Denver: $194,276
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Colorado Boulder: $87,485
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Colorado Colorado Springs: $81,020
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Colorado Denver: $99,191
  • University of Northern Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Northern Colorado: $65,392
  • Western Colorado University Foundation on behalf of Western Colorado University: $11,185

Workforce:

  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation: $110,000
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Colorado Mountain College United States Forest Service: $60,000
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Colorado Mountain College Fire and Police Academy: $250,000
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on behalf of Colorado Northwestern Community College Aviation: $10,000
  • Community College of Denver Foundation on behalf of Community College of Denver Advanced Manufacturing: $60,000
  • Denver's Early Childhood Council: $10,000
  • Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges - endowment: $61,500
  • Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges - Health; Energy, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, and Engineering; Professional and Technical Services; Education; and Business Operations: $61,500
  • Hide in Plain Sight: $100,000
  • Mile High United Way: $15,000
  • Project Self-Sufficiency on behalf of Larimer County EWD and Project Self-Sufficiency: $75,000
  •  Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation CTE: $150,000
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Colorado Boulder: $21,000
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Colorado Colorado Springs Nursing: $150,000
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Colorado Colorado Springs Engineering: $100,000

In the fiscal year 2017-2018, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) board approved 48 local scholarship proposals worth $6,791,194 in 1:1 scholarship matches to counties, institutions of higher education, and workforce development organizations. The 48 awards represent 46 counties ($4,495,243), 24 institutions of higher education ($1,235,661), and eight workforce programs ($1,060,290). 

In May 2018, the COSI Board also made available $90,000 in supplemental funds for a new reduced-match program for 16 counties. In total it is estimated that about 5,171 additional students will be awarded scholarships through all of these investments.

County-based awards:

  • Adams County Education Consortium $524,008
  • Pagosa Springs Rotary Community Assistance Fund  on behalf of Archuleta County $7,850
  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation on behalf of Arapahoe County $663,475
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Chafee County $11,122
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation on behalf of Denver City and County $626,806
  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation on behalf of Douglas County $119,121
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Eagle County $37,947
  • Pikes Peak Community College Foundation on behalf of El Paso County $641,382
  • Fremont Community Foundation on behalf of Fremont County $34,302
  • Aspen Community Foundation on behalf of Garfield County $75,461
  • Colorado Mountain College on behalf of Grand County $9,749
  • Colorado Mountain College on behalf of Jackson County $2,086
  • Jeffco Public Schools Foundation on behalf of Jefferson County $443,101
  • Morgan Community College Foundation on behalf of Morgan, Lincoln, Kit Carson, Washington, and Yuma Counties $90,737
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Lake County $8,212
  • Front Range Community College Foundation on behalf of Larimer County $225,741
  • Northeastern Junior College Foundation on behalf of Logan, Phillips, and Sedgwick Counties $37,871
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Mesa County $166,319
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Montrose County $45,322
  • Aspen Community Foundation on behalf of Pitkin County $2,000
  • Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation on behalf of Pueblo County $214,291
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Routt County $10,828
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Summit County $14,726
  • Urban Enterprise Zone Fund on behalf of Weld $283,744

Institutions of Higher Education:

  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Adams State University $17,575
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Colorado Mountain College
  • $19,183
  • Colorado State University Foundation on behalf of Colorado State University Ft. Collins $100,000
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation on behalf of Colorado State University-Pueblo $35,033
  • Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges on behalf of Colorado Community College System $724,141
  • Emily Griffith Foundation on behalf of Emily Griffith Technical College $6,916
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation on behalf of Metropolitan State University of Denver $194,348
  • Aurora Public Schools Foundation on behalf of Pickens Technical College $5,381
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Colorado- Colorado Springs $73,180
  • University of Northern Colorado Foundation on behalf of the University of Northern Colorado $59,904

Workforce:

  • Aspen Community Foundation $60,000
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of the Colorado Mesa University Online RN to BSN Program $100,000
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of the Colorado Mountain College CTE-Plus $200,000
  • Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges $61,540
  • Hide in Plain Sight $75,000
  • Pikes Peak Community College Foundation on behalf of the Pikes Peak Community College- Healthcare $140,000
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs BSN Program $150,000
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of the University of Colorado- Denver $123,750

Reduced Match:

  • Adams State University Foundation in partnership with Adams State University and Trinidad State Junior College Foundation on behalf of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, Las Animas, and the Rio Grande Counties $130,209
  • Lamar Community College Foundation on behalf of Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Prowers Counties $55,963.50
  • Western Colorado Community Foundation on behalf of Delta County $68,148
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College on behalf of Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties $26,451

In the fiscal year 2016-2017, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative board reviewed and approved three rounds of applications for approximately $6.6 million in matching funds. 

County-based awards:

  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation on behalf of Arapahoe County, $634,196
  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation on behalf of Douglas County, $129,611
  • Adams County Education Consortium on behalf of Adams County - $518,731
  • Aspen Community Foundation on behalf of Garfield County - $83,334
  • Aspen Community Foundation on behalf of Pitkin County, $2,000
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Mesa County - $173,404
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Montrose County - $57,004
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Chaffee County,  $14,549
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Eagle County, $40,118
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Grand County, $9,691
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Jackson County, $2,000
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Lake County, $10,231
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Routt County, $14,033
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Summit County, $19,207
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on behalf of Moffat and Rio Blanco County, $17,294
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation on behalf of the City and County of Denver - $606,850
  • Fort Lewis College Foundation on behalf of La Plata and Montezuma Counties, $59,045
  • Fremont Community Foundation  on behalf of Fremont County, $48,599
  • Front Range Community College Foundation on behalf of Larimer County - $230,472
  • Greeley-Weld Urban Enterprise Zone Fund on behalf of Weld County - $303,076
  • I Have a Dream Foundation  of Boulder on behalf of Boulder County, $263,972
  • Jeffco Public Schools Foundation on behalf of Jefferson County, $457,013
  • Lamar Community College Foundation on behalf of Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Kiowa, & Prowers Counties - $42,799
  • Morgan Community College Foundation on behalf of Kit Carson, Lincoln, Morgan, Washington and Yuma Counties, $97,802
  • Northeastern Junior College Foundation on behalf of Logan, Phillips, and Sedgwick Counties, $43,302
  • Pagosa Springs Rotary Community Assistance Fund on behalf of Archuleta County - $24,000
  • Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation on behalf of Pueblo County, $210,685
  • Red Rocks Community College Foundation on behalf of Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park Counties - $12,333
  • University of Colorado Foundation, in partnership with University of Colorado Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Community College on behalf of El Paso County - $650,054      
  • Western Colorado Community Foundation on behalf of Delta County, $49,314
  • Western State Colorado University Foundation on behalf of Gunnison, Hinsdale, Ouray, Saguache, and San Miguel Counties, $32,372 

Institutions of higher education:

  • Aurora Public Schools Foundation on behalf of Pickens Technical College, $8,672
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Colorado Mountain College - $19,177
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo Foundation on behalf of Colorado State University-Pueblo, $34,971
  • Emily Griffith Foundation on behalf of Emily Griffith Technical College - $8,072
  • Fort Lewis College Foundation on behalf of Fort Lewis College, $13,167
  • Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges on behalf of:
    • Arapahoe Community College - $55,254
    • Colorado Mesa University - $67,679
    • Colorado Northwestern Community College - $4,986
    • Community College of Aurora - $63,636
    • Community College of Denver - $93,230
    • Delta Montrose Technical College - $1,402
    • Front Range Community College - $150,007
    • Lamar Community College - $4,959
    • Morgan Community College - $10,175
    • Northeastern Junior College - $11,455
    • Otero Junior College - $10,363
    • Pikes Peak Community College - $136,369
    • Pueblo Community College - $61,143
    • Red Rocks Community College - $64,862
    • Trinidad State Junior College - $13,975
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Colorado Boulder, $79,282
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of University of Colorado Colorado Springs - $67,315
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of  University of Colorado Denver, $85,603
  • Western State Colorado University Foundation on behalf of Western State Colorado University, $10,363

Workforce:

  • Colorado Council for Black Nurses, $18,000
  • Colorado Educational Services and Development Association (CESDA) - $72,000
  • Colorado Mesa University Foundation on behalf of Colorado Mesa University Center for Teacher Education - $73,521
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation – Colorado Mountain College Culinary Workforce - $100,000
  • Denver Public Schools Foundation on behalf of Denver Public Schools CareerConnect - $100,000
  • Emily Griffith Foundation on behalf of Emily Griffith Technical College - $80,000
  • Hide in Plain Sight - $75,000
  • Mile High United Way, $15,000
  • Lutheran Medical Center Foundation on behalf of SCL Health Colorado and Front Range Regions, $80,000
  • Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins on behalf of Larimer County Workforce Center and Project Self-Sufficiency - $75,000

In the fiscal year 2015-2016, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative board reviewed, and approved, the first round of applications for approximately $1.3 million in matching funds in November 2015. On January 20, 2016, the board reviewed and approved an additional $1.9 million in matching funds. Again, in March 2016, and May 2016 the board approved $1.1 million and $2.3 million respectively. Through these partnerships, to-date the Scholarship Initiative has generated a commitment of nearly $14 million in additional scholarship funds to Colorado students from state and philanthropic sources.

County-based awards:

  • Adams County Education Consortium on behalf of Adams County - $516,718
  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation on behalf of Arapahoe County $741,633
  • Arapahoe Community College Foundation on behalf of Douglas County $112,491
  • Aspen Community Foundation on behalf of Garfield County - $77,534
  • Aspen Community Foundation on behalf of Pitkin County - $2,030
  • Boulder I Have a Dream Foundation on behalf of Boulder County - $250,019
  • Colorado Mesa University on behalf of Mesa County - $145,062
  • Colorado Mesa University on behalf of Montrose County - $50,968
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Chaffee and Grand counties $20,011
  • Colorado Mountain College on behalf of Eagle, Lake, Routt, and Summit Counties - $77,559
  • Colorado Mountain College Foundation on behalf of Jackson County $1,728
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on behalf of Moffat County - $11,210
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on behalf of Rio Blanco County - $7,709
  • Denver Scholarship Foundation on behalf of Denver City and County - $579,965
  • Fremont Community Foundation on behalf of Fremont County $50,765
  • Fort Lewis College Foundation on behalf of La Plata County $29,685
  • Fort Lewis College Foundation on behalf of Montezuma County $25,513
  • Front Range Community College on behalf of Larimer County - $237,495
  • Greeley-Weld Urban Enterprise Zone Fund on behalf of Weld County - $259,869
  • Jeffco Schools Foundation on behalf of Jefferson County $445,502
  • Lamar Community College Foundation on behalf of Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Prowers counties $29,724
  • Lamar Community College on behalf of Bent County - $8,463
  • Morgan Community College Foundation on behalf of Kit Carson, Morgan, Washington and Yuma counties $87,221
  • Northeastern Junior College Foundation on behalf of Logan, Phillips, and Sedgwick counties $35,647
  • Pikes Peak Community College Foundation on behalf of Teller County $18,000
  • Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation on behalf of Pueblo County $226,597
  • Red Rocks Community College Foundation on behalf of Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park counties $12,948
  • University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of El Paso County - $688,361
  • Western Colorado Community Foundation on behalf of Delta county $44,225
  • Western State University Foundation on behalf of Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mineral, Ouray, San Miguel, Saguache counties $29,444

Institutions of higher education:

  • Adams State University Foundation on behalf of Adams State University $17,000
  • Colorado Community College System Foundation applying on behalf of:
    • Arapahoe Community College - $59,183
    • Colorado Mesa University - $68,170
    • Colorado Northwestern Community College - $4,632
    • Community College of Aurora - $64,090
    • Community College of Denver - $94,052
    • Delta Montrose Technical College - $1,469
    • Front Range Community College - $154,741
    • Lamar Community College - $5,309
    • Morgan Community College - $10,920
    • Northeastern Junior College - $10,996
    • Otero Junior College - $12,615
    • Pikes Peak Community College - $139,114
    • Pueblo Community College - $65,697
    • Red Rocks Community College - $66,162
    • Trinidad State Junior College - $14,347
  • Colorado State University - $100,767
  • Colorado State University, Pueblo - $35,874
  • Colorado Mountain College - $18,828
  • Emily Griffith Foundation - $7,079
  • Fort Lewis College Foundation on behalf of Fort Lewis College $14,146
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver - $192,359
  • University of Colorado - $75,588
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs - $62,183
  • University of Colorado, Denver - $75,952
  • University of Northern Colorado - $56,961
  • Western State University Foundation on behalf of Western State University $10,004

Workforce:

  • Aspen Community Foundation – community workforce $60,000
  • Emily Griffith Foundation (Workforce programs) - $40,000
  • Hide in Plain Sight – Douglas County homeless youth workforce $50,000
  • Jeffco Schools Foundation - community workforce $55,000
  • Pueblo Community College Foundation – Production Technician program $52,500
  • Pueblo Community College Foundation - Corporate College CDL program $48,000
  • Your Community Foundation - Sector 5 workforce $91,000