CNCC is the recipient of a new grant funded scholarship through the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. The Finish What You Started program helps Colorado residents go back to school and earn their credential or degree. The program supports returning students by providing both financial assistance and holistic support services throughout their college experience to help students successfully finish their academic program. 

The program combines scholarships as well as additional funding and supports - such as career planning, academic coaching, community, financial literacy, career services, and public resources (e.g., transportation assistance, childcare centers, legal aid services, housing support, etc.) among others. Each aid packet is customized to the student’s individual needs.


Who is Eligible?


Grant recipients will fall into all the categories below; please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

*Priority will be given to students who are within 1 - 2 semesters of completing their degree or certificate program

  1. Have earned some college credits but did not graduate. Credits from any accredited higher education institution qualify.
  2. Must be pursuing your first higher education certificate or degree (previous degree holders are ineligible.) 
  3. Have not been enrolled for at least two consecutive semesters prior to January 1, 2021.
  4. Must in some way be impacted economically by the pandemic, such as lost or adverse changes in employment, increased food or housing insecurity, had to withdraw from college after March 13, 2020, or suffered another form of economic loss.
  5. Are a Colorado resident or qualify as an ASSET student.

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For more information please contact:

COSI Student Success Coach

Elizabeth Wiley