Hays Student Center
Student Success Center


Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI)

The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative was created to increase the attainment of postsecondary credentials and degrees for underserved students in Colorado. The project addresses the challenge of postsecondary attainment in two ways: accessibility and affordability. To increase accessibility, the Scholarship Initiative funds programs that will help prepare students for postsecondary education, as well as support them through completion. To increase affordability, the Scholarship Initiative provides tuition support via matching funds for community scholarships, so that tuition costs are not a barrier to entry and student loan debt can be mitigated. By increasing student success programs and financial resources, the Scholarship Initiative’s efforts will result in greater postsecondary access, persistence, and completion for Coloradans.”

Our COSI E2C Coordinators provide services to Northeastern's COSI Scholarship recipients and they travel to twelve high schools in our five-county service area to assist high school students with:

  • Academic Advising (including concurrent enrollment)
  • Family Engagement Events and Resources
  • Financial Aid Assistance: FAFSA and Scholarship Completion
  • Career Exploration
  • College Exploration Services
  • College Major Advising
  • College Enrollment and Transition Process
  • Career-Ready Services: Job Search, Resumes, etc.