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Bright Futures is a Weld County, Colorado workforce initiative designed to strengthen the vitality of the Weld County community. By nurturing and supporting the next generation with tuition assistance in the form of money for post-secondary education or training certification, we are building a strong foundation for a stable economy.

Understanding the importance of trade and academic skills, the Weld County Board of Commissioners launched Bright Futures in 2015. The goal is to financially assist students who pursue post-secondary education or training and certification programs within the Bright Futures geographic region.

The program is open to qualifying Weld County residents who have graduated from high school, earned a GED, or were honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces. Accepted recipients may receive financial assistance of up to $14,000 over the course of eight semesters.

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Lisa Taylor, Director or 970-893-8239


Andy Yost, Scholar Relations Officer or 970-400-7477

In 2020, Bright Futures launched the Futures Centers powered by Bright Futures inside two Weld County High Schools: Fort Lupton and Valley. The Futures Centers are a Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) funded program that focuses on career-exploration, post-secondary preparedness, and more. Our Bright Futures mission is to introduce Weld County students to the workforce and get them excited about a career and life after high school. The Future Centers focus on the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a job and future career by obtaining a degree or certification. The program also aligns students with Weld County industry partners, the WBL Alliance, and others to help students get a job, if desired, straight out of high school.

Also, in 2020, Bright Futures launched the early stages of the Careers in Healthcare Program. The program aligns with high school graduates who want to pursue a certification or 2-year degree in the healthcare industry: CNA, EMT, MA, etc.

Since Bright Futures Inception in 2016 more than 5,875 students have been served and more than $21.5 Million have been invested in Weld County’s Future through the Bright Futures Program.

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