The Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation receives $ 320,000

PUEBLO, Colorado – The Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation, a Pueblo foundation committed to raising funds for scholarships and other educational supports for low-income students, has received two matching County Scholarships from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative.

COSI is an initiative supported by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The two scholarships awarded are equivalent to $ 320,000, the first being for scholarship students who wish to earn a 2- or 4-year degree in any program of study and the second for students studying at the community college level and in the development of technical and vocational education.

These scholarships will be spread over a period of 4 and 2 years respectively, starting in the summer of 2022. Students eligible for this scholarship can renew each year, provided they maintain the requirements, which can reach approximately $ 8,000 for a 4-year diploma. or $ 4000 for a 2 year diploma.

The grant was awarded in conjunction with the Pueblo County Scholarship Fund, which provides the
upfront dollars required to be eligible for the COSI Matching Grant. This allocates a total of $ 640,000 for scholarships starting in the summer of 2022.

In collaboration with Pueblo County and Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, PHEF will award
approximately $ 3.6 million by the end of 2026.

Executive Director Janelle Quick said, “The Colorado Opportunities Scholarship Initiative was designed
provide only financial support, but also programs to help address timely completion and success in
post-secondary education. ”

Eligible students must be a resident of Pueblo County, have an estimated eligible financial contribution of $ 16,000 or less (as stated on a FAFSA student application), attend a public college or
University of Colorado and have a qualifying GPA that varies depending on specific scholarships.

Students are encouraged to register on the PHEF website for more information and follow PHEF on social media, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and / or LinkedIn.

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