COLORADO, USA — Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) on Wednesday awarded $1 million of the $44 million Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund to 12 public colleges and universities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COSI requires applicants to be prioritized if they haven't already received an award previously from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund; those whose expected family income are within 250% of Pell eligibility and that have students facing challenges or financial hardships.
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The following institutions were awarded:
- Adams State University - $196,000
- Aims Community College - $15,000
- Arapahoe Community College - $71,000
- Colorado Mesa University Foundation - $120,000
- Colorado Mountain College - $105,000
- Colorado State University - $76,000
- Community College of Aurora - $60,000
- Community College of Denver - $41,000
- Lamar Community College - $26,000
- Metropolitan State University of Denver - $133,000
- Morgan Community College - $57,000
- Red Rocks Community College Foundation - $100,000
Students' institutions will distribute this aid in the form of a direct award for emergency aid during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters.
For more information about the Colorado Student Relief fund visit their website here.
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