College scholarships for young people of exceptional character
and non-traditional students through two distinct programs

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship

Program Overview

A scholarship for motivated non-traditional students

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Boundless Opportunity Scholarship logo The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship (BOS) is designed to benefit highly-motivated non-traditional students who recognize the power of education to create a better life for themselves and their families.

The scholarship is available at select two- and four-year colleges and universities in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The Daniels Fund — the legacy of cable television pioneer Bill Daniels — awards grants to partnering colleges and universities who then provide need-based scholarships to successful student applicants.

The BOS program serves seven non-traditional student populations, and is intended to help students able to demonstrate the need for financial assistance as they invest in themselves through continued education.

Partnering schools choose to offer the BOS program to one or more of these defined student populations:

Not all schools will offer Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to all student populations; please check with your school.

Scholarship overview

Students interested in applying for a Boundless Opportunity Scholarship should request an application from their college or university’s financial aid office, or review the scholarship section of their school’s website.

To see a list of the colleges and universities that have received Boundless Opportunity Scholarship funding that may be available for the upcoming academic term, click here.

All BOS recipients are required to complete an online survey, providing information on career and academic goals and how they will be achieved. This information helps the Daniels Fund evaluate the success of the program and its graduates. After the scholarship recipient has been notified, but prior to the disbursement of funds, the school’s financial aid office will provide each recipient with a link to access the survey and additional scholarship information.

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship awards may only be used toward the following expenses:
Direct Expenses   Indirect Expenses
  • Tuition and fees
  • Campus-provided health insurance
  • Room and board
  • Books and supplies
  • Transportation/commuting expenses (limited to gas or public transportation)

To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and legal residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.

If you have questions or need further information about the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship, please contact:

Mary Haynes
Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Relations Manager
[email protected]