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Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Matching Fund
MSU Denver has received a committment of $194,348 of matching scholarship funds from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. In order to take full advantage of  the COSI match, MSU Denver is to match that amount through new or increased gifts to the COSI scholarship. Which means that every dollar raised for COSI scholarships will be matched, dollar for dollar by the COSI fund until June 30.* COSI scholarship funding will support 51 students with up to $7,750 ($1,550 per semester for five semesters) as they take important developmental steps toward completing their degree. 

Student Support
Many students often experience a "sophomore slump" during which they may encounter barriers to remaining in school. A number of factors can impact student success in the second year, including loss of scholarships that are typically available to first year students. Students receiving COSI scholarships persist at a rate of 94%; significantly outpacing their non-COSI counterparts by 21%. Your gift helps ensure our students push through their "sophomore slump," and eventually earn their degree from MSU Denver. 

COSI Scholarship Recipients 
“Receiving the COSI Scholarship has been a blessing for my family and me. I come from a single parent household, and my mother does not have the ability to help me pay for school. This scholarship allows me to focus on my classes without worrying about money and makes it possible for me to graduate without taking on student loan debt. I am thankful for the impact the COSI Scholarship has had on my life.”   
- Gabriel Fuentes, Management

“The COSI Scholarship is one of the best things to happen to me while in college – it has made life easier and less stressful, and I no longer need to take out loans to fund my education. In addition to the financial support, I am now in contact with people who can help me navigate my career path. I am so grateful for the support this scholarship provides.”
- Chrys Way, Mechanical Engineering

Your Gift
Scholarship support makes attending MSU Denver possible and spares graduates from excessive and debilitating debt. Our goal is to raise $30,000 in COSI-designated scholarship funds before June 30 to take advantage of the full match awarded by the state. Your gift gets us one step closer to reaching our goal! Double your impact, by making a gift to the COSI Fund today! 

Plant the seed today and watch it grow into opportunity that will TRANSFORM ROADRUNNER LIVES!

*Match is subject to COSI rules and regulations. 

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99% MSU Denver Alumni

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Patricia Arnold Brown
Dorene Hauff
King Harris
Norma Diaz
Mitchell Kusick
Keith R. Fevurly
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