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COSI recipients


Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative

You can receive up to $4,000 based on your program of study and financial need

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Reduce the cost of higher education with the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI). The Colorado Department of Higher Education and matching donors are making higher education accessible and affordable for students.

COSI scholarships provide financial and student support in and out of the classroom. With scholarships from COSI, you can avoid student debt. The scholarship income can also reduce your need to work, help with child care costs, rent and other living expenses.

At Colorado Mountain College, you can fill out just one application for all the COSI scholarships. We will help navigate you to the scholarship that best fits your circumstances and needs.


Please review the COSI Scholarships & Eligibility for more information. All students that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply COSI scholarships.

Steps to be a COSI Scholar

  • 1 Submit and sign COSI Scholarship Application & Agreement.
  • 2 Once accepted, work with your designated COSI point of contact.
  • 3 Complete your degree!

General COSI funds are currently unavailable for Spring 2023. However, we are still awarding for Finish What You Started, Plus 2, and Workforce. Please see COSI Scholarships & Eligibility to see if you are eligible for this funding.

Finish What You Started: Miranda Murphy

Miranda Murphy

“I was coming back to college after 20 years so it was right down my alley,” Miranda said of the grant. “It really helps out because I’m a full-time student, I’m an older student and have things like a mortgage.” Read more: Finish What You Started: Miranda Murphy

Finish What You Started: Erikka Saueressig

Erikka Saueressig

“Last semester, we had to get rabies vaccines shots [for a class] for ourselves and I paid for it with that money,” she said. “That was around $800. It’s also helped me pay my bills.” Read more: Finish What You Started: Erikka Saueressig