The Foundation has an exciting opportunity to receive $98,000 in matching funds through the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) on behalf of Kit Carson, Morgan, Washington and Yuma Counties.

Colorado Department of Higher Education- Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI)- $98,000.00

To know more about the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative click here 

1.  Raising match:

  • $1-for-$1 matching funds
  • Designated for scholarships
  • Private, non-governmental
  • New Money: from new donors, increased giving or renewed lapsed donors

2.  Timeframe: match must be raised between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018 to be awarded in the 2016-2017 and 2017-18 academic years

3.  Use of Funds:

  • Scholarships for Colorado students who are US citizens
  • Last dollar in
  • Scholarship covers tuition assistance, including tuition, fees, books, housing, food and transportation

4.  Student eligibility criteria:

  • Colorado students
  • Up to 250% Pell eligible (This translates to an EFC of approximately $13,000 and an approximate family income range up to $45,000-78,000.)
  • Participation in rigor-based student success program
  • Enrollment in a community college course or a degree or certificate program
  • Complete all coursework with a C or better to remain eligible

5.  Prioritize when awarding:

  • Degree-seeking students
  • Goal: Reduce the attainment gap by half by 2020 – Strong preference to create ethnic diversity among scholarship recipients



The MCC Foundation Scholarship Committee will determine the individuals who will receive matching funds.

Questions? Contact the MCC Foundation by clicking here.