The Daniels Fund has awarded $55,000 in Boundless Opportunity Scholarship grant funds to four colleges and universities in Utah: Dixie State University, Salt Lake Community College, Southern Utah University, and Weber State University.
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.
“Education can be a great way for people to better their lives through new or expanded career options, but there are fewer scholarship opportunities for non-traditional students,” said Hanna Skandera, president & CEO of the Daniels Fund. “The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Program was created to fill this need and help these students pursue their dreams.”
Qualifying “non-traditional” student populations include: adults entering or returning to college, GED recipients, veterans, former foster care youth, former juvenile justice youth, and students participating in ROTC on campus. 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 Snow College, The University of Utah, and Westminster College, which received funding in 2021.
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 $21.4 million in Boundless Opportunity Scholarship funding which has been awarded to more than 7,700 non-traditional students through colleges in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.