DENVER – The Daniels Fund has awarded $750,000 in Boundless Opportunity Scholarship grant funds to 17 colleges and universities in Colorado. The partnering schools will use the funds to award Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to non-traditional students who are motivated to create a better life for themselves and their families, and who demonstrate the need for financial assistance.
The colleges and universities in Colorado include: Aims Community College, Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Mountain College, Colorado State University, Colorado State University–Global Campus, Colorado State University–Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Regis University, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus–College of Nursing, and University of Colorado Boulder.
“Boundless Opportunity Scholarships provide a much-needed boost for non-traditional students who are seeking to better their lives with a college education,” said Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund.
Qualifying “non-traditional” student populations include: adults entering or returning to college, GED recipients, veterans entering or returning to college, former foster care youth, and former juvenile justice youth. Each school selects specific populations for which they provide scholarships.
A full list of schools and the populations they award can be found at DanielsFund.org/Boundless. Each year, funding for Boundless Opportunity Scholarships is awarded to schools for two-year cycles, so scholarships are also available at the following schools that received funding in 2018: Colorado Christian University, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado School of Mines, Community College of Aurora, Denver Health Paramedics Division, Fort Lewis College, Johnson & Wales University, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, and Western State Colorado University.
The name of the program comes from a quote by founder Bill Daniels who once stated, “America remains the greatest nation on earth, where boundless opportunities still exist for each and every one of us.”
Since 2003, Daniels Fund has granted a total of $18.4 million in Boundless Opportunity Scholarship funding which has been awarded to more than 6,260 non-traditional students through colleges in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.