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Departments of Human Services and Education Provide New Scholarships for Future Teachers in Early Childhood Education

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Office of Early Childhood and the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) announced today the availability of up to $400,000 in scholarships for students in Colorado’s community colleges who want to teach young children.

Through a combined effort from CDHS and CDE, Colorado’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant is contributing $200,000. Colorado’s Community College foundations are matching those funds with an additional $200,000. The scholarships will be awarded to students who intend to work in early childhood education and are studying at one of the state’s 16 community colleges.

The Early Childhood Professional Development Team is excited to share initial information about Early Childhood Scholarships at local community college programs in Colorado.  Details about timelines and application processes at local community colleges are available through the contacts on the roster attached. Please see the press release and the roster of participating Community College System Foundations' contacts below. 

If you would like to apply for a scholarship please contact your local Community College Foundation. Contact infomation is on the roster below. 

Click below for the roster:
Colorado Community College System Foundations' Chief Development Officers Roster

Click below for the Press Release:
Press Release

For general questions contact:
Kasey Herndon (email or 303.866.6573) 

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