The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) has awarded the Community College of Denver Foundation over $94,000 in matching scholarship funds.

COSI was developed by the Colorado Department of Higher Education to create a statewide network of student support and scholarship programs with a goal of matching scholarships provided by local programs 1:1 with state funds. The goal is to provide high needs Colorado students with resources to complete their education, reducing the “attainment gap” by half by 2020. The attainment gap is the difference between the degree attainment rates of majority and minority populations.

“Through the generosity of CCD donors, the CCD Foundation will match COSI funds, providing diverse, hardworking students with necessary financial support to help them complete their degrees,” said Francie Anhut, Executive Director, CCD Foundation.

For more information, contact CCD’s department of Financial aid at CCD.edu/Financial-Aid or 303.556.5503

The Community College of Denver Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on engaging individuals, foundations, and corporations in supporting CCD in its commitment to be the most welcoming, diverse, and excellent community college in the Metro-Denver area. Through scholarships to students, programmatic and faculty support, and capital enhancements, the Foundation invests in deserving CCD students—ensuring they have access to a high quality, relevant education.