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Charter Oak State College Foundation

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2017 marked 40 years for COSC Foundation. Forty years of being committed to improving lives by providing financial resources to adult students striving to complete their college degree. Forty years providing for technology innovations through the work of Charter Oak State College.

About the Charter Oak State College Foundation

The Charter Oak State College Foundation is dedicated to supporting flexible and comprehensive degree completion opportunities for adults and technology innovations through the work of Charter Oak State College. The Foundation is a vehicle for accepting private gifts, donations and bequests for activities that are not adequately funded by the State of Connecticut.

The Foundation Board of Trustees provides volunteer leadership for development and fundraising programs and stewardship of the Foundation's assets in order to assist deserving and under employed adult students meet college costs; award scholarships; and encourage technological initiatives that enable the College to be a leader in online higher education.

The Foundation supports the College in its vision - A dynamic community of online learners, advancing the nation's workforce one graduate at a time.

Fiscal Year 2017/2018 offered an opportunity to be CyberSafe, learn the Art of Wellness, and give and receive financial assistance for the benefit of hard working adult students!  Thank you to all who gave, supported, and participated... Sincerely, your Foundation Team.
Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Scholarship Applications NOW available on the ACORN Student Portal! Please Note: To access applications, please log into the ACORN student portal, click on the Student Self Service tab. The menu on the left will have a link to scholarships.
Thank you to our 2018 Shea Lecture - Art of Wellness Panel!

Sheal lecture Panel, Maureen Andy and Andrea

Andy Lee, M.A., Chief Mindfulness Officer, Aetna
Maureen McIntyre, M.A.
, CEO, North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA)
and Andrea Mullin, B.S., Client Manager, United Healthcare, and WIT Program Graduate
and (centered below) Nancy Billias, Ph.D., Professor, University of Saint Joseph, and Core Consulting Faculty, COSC.

2018 Shea Lecture Panel Andy, Nancy, and Andrea

CyberSafety - Sponsored by Liberty Bank and the COSC Foundation Rankin Chair

Watch Jeff Lanza's How Cyber Safe are YOU?

Read Jeff Lanza's Simple Safeguards: Preventing Identity Theft


CyberSAfe with Jeff Lanza and Liberty Bank


Annual Appeal

Also, as the Foundation celebrates 40 years of Giving, and with over 15,000 graduates, the 2018 annual appeal asked for 400 to give $40 to the unrestricted fund. Will you be one? Read our Annual Appeal flyer (PDF) or give online.

Annual Report

The Annual Report for FY2017 provides a look into the Foundation's all volunteer board of director's efforts in providing for financial support of COSC Students through scholarships, grants, and innovative ideas. View today! 2017 Annual Report

For more information about the Foundation or our initiatives, please feel free to contact Carol Hall via email at or by calling (860) 515-3889.