Interested in learning more about research, creative work, internships and study abroad? Applications for Spring 2023 will open on Dec. 4, 2022. 

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Students talking outside CASE buildingProgram Highlights 

The goal of this program is to help first-generation students develop the skills to build their own pathway to a successful post-graduate career.

  • Bi-weekly workshops and trainings highlighting professional and personal development skills from early February through mid-April. 
  • Culminates in a research, creative work, internship, education abroad or other experiential learning opportunity that begins within three semesters after workshops are completed. Note that students will need to apply to this opportunity separately. 
  • Eligible to receive $2,000 for completing the workshops and workshop surveys, and an additional $3,000 once experiential learning opportunity begins.

This program is funded through Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI), a Colorado Department of Higher Education grant program that works to lower barriers to higher education and professional training by providing financial support and academic enrichment programs. 

Students must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Graduate of a Colorado high school
  • First-generation undergraduate student
  • Expected family contribution at or below 250% Pell Eligibility AND a current FAFSA/CAFSA on file
  • Active participant in a CU LEAD Alliance Program or similar student support program

Although workshop titles and speakers are TBD at the moment, students must commit to the following in-person dates to complete your Spring semester requirements.

Program Kick Off/Orientation: 

Tuesday January 24th


Week one:

Thursday, February 9th

5:30 to 6:30

Week two:

Thursday, February 23rd

5:30 to 6:30

Week three:

Thursday, March 9th

5:30 to 6:30

Week four:

Thursday, March 23rd

5:30 to 6:30


Thursday, April 6th 

5:30 to 6:30

Applications for Spring 2023 will open on Dec. 4, 2022. 

Questions? Contact Savannah Santana, student success program coordinator