Pikes Peak Community College Foundation is proud to be a COSI grant recipient. We
receive upwards of $500,000 annually in grants including matching scholarship grants
from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI).
What is COSI?
COSI is a network of student support and scholarship programs throughout the State
of Colorado. By increasing student success and financial resources, Colorado will
experience more students enrolling in, succeeding at and completing college.
Each year, eligible Colorado counties, state institutions of higher education, and
community workforce programs are encouraged to apply for part of the $7.5 million
available for COSI grants. PPCC Foundation is grateful to be awarded multiple grants
that enable the Foundation to support our students' educational dreams and aspirations.
COSI, EPC & PPCC
PPCC is honored to be one of the two recipients of COSI skilled trades matching student
scholarship grants in El Paso County.
Research shows that higher education is one of the most effective paths from poverty
to economic self-sufficiency and civic participation. Students can boost their post-completion
income by 15% with a technical certificate or 25% with an applied associate degree
from a Career and Technical Education program. Supporting PPCC students is supporting
the training and education that develops workers who are well equipped for skilled
trade and professional careers in El Paso County.