17 Jul Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative – Matching Student Scholarships
Governor John Hickenlooper talks about the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative’s matching student scholarships, and the impact throughout the state. The project addresses this challenge in two ways: accessibility and affordability. To increase accessibility, the Scholarship Initiative funds programs that will help prepare students for post-secondary education, as well as support them through completion. To increase affordability, the Scholarship Initiative will provide tuition support to students via matching funds for community scholarships.
Leveraging $7 million of start-up funds, the initiative will partner with local programs for the second year in FY 2016-2017, matching scholarship dollars 1:1.