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Celebrating 20 Years of Impact

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, having been founded in 2004 by the state legislature.

CSI currently authorizes over 40 charter public schools across the state of Colorado, serving more than 22,000 students. We are committed to continuing to foster a culture of school impact!

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Scholarship Opportunity

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is marking its 20th anniversary! We’re thrilled to present a special scholarship opportunity for graduating high school students from CSI schools in partnership with generous organizations.

To celebrate this important milestone, CSI is proud to announce a special scholarship initiative designed exclusively for graduating high school students of CSI schools. Our “theme” for this anniversary is school impact.

Scholarship Amounts

  • $2,500
  • $2,500
  • $1,000
  • $1,000


  1. Student must currently be enrolled at a charter public school authorized by the Colorado Charter School Institute.
  2. Student must be a graduating high school student in 2024.

How to Apply

To apply, students are invited to submit either a short essay (under 1000 words) or a short video (under 3 minutes) addressing one of these questions:

  • What impact has your charter public school had on your life? OR
  • Describe a school project or initiative you’ve been involved in and explain how it has positively impacted those around you.

Applications due by Friday, April 19 by 11:59 PM

Awardees will be announced in early May

*If you are unable to upload your story via the form, send it to our Communications Team at Communications_CSI@csistate.co.us


Scholarship Promotional Resources

Printable Scholarship Promotional Flyer [English] [Spanish]

Promotional Toolkit [English] [Spanish]


Contact CSI’s Communications Team at Communications_CSI@csi.state.co.us


Comuníquese con el equipo de comunicaciones de CSI en Communications_CSI@csi.state.co.us

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