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Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative

Every Coloradan deserves an affordable path into the workforce; Bridging the gap between those Coloradoans who have a college degree and those who do not. The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) was established in 2014 from a vision by Governor John Hickenlooper to ensure that every Colorado student has affordable access to postsecondary education, and support services to complete a degree or certificate in their desired field.

COSI programs couple tuition assistance and student support services to help increase Colorado students' college completion, decrease student debt and prepare Colorado students for a successful career.

UNC COSI Scholars Program

We offer support, scholarships and community! The UNC COSI program has 5 COSI state grants and brings in $3.4 million dollars to UNC and is exclusively for scholarships and wrap around support services to over 400 UNC students.

The UNC COSI Scholars programs are all designed to empower UNC students with the tools necessary to succeed in postsecondary education and beyond. We provide proactive, comprehensive student support services, mentoring and success workshops. We help students create community, build a connection to their campus, navigate the postsecondary education landscape to overcome academic, social and institutional challenges.

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COSI Scholars at Graduation

COSI Scholars Graduation

COSI Scholars Graduation


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Who Started College but Left Before Graduating

If you’re a Colorado resident who left college before finishing your degree, there’s never been a better time to re-enroll. 

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