Each institution receiving a Boundless Opportunity Scholarship grant is responsible for selecting its own BOS recipients who demonstrate financial need as defined by the institution.
The Daniels Fund encourages schools to develop targeted outreach and marketing efforts to identify and recruit potential BOS applicants from the student population(s) the school has elected to serve through this scholarship. Additionally, institutions are expected to provide on-campus support to all BOS recipients.
In all aspects of the BOS selection process, institutions affirm they will not discriminate against an applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
We encourage selection of students who demonstrate:
- Strength of character
- Leadership potential
- Academic performance or promise
- Willingness to give back to the community
- Well-rounded personality
Use and Distribution of BOS Funds
Individual scholarship awards typically range from $500 to $5,000 annually. BOS funds may be applied only toward the following expenses:
For institutions selected for a 2023–2024 BOS grant, grant funds will be distributed after previous BOS grant's Final Report is submitted for returning grantees, or in March/April 2023 for new grantees. Schools will be given a period of one year to fully disburse these funds. If needed, a six-month extension to permit all funds to be distributed may be approved if requested prior to the end of the grant term.
While it is preferable that all funds directly benefit students in the form of scholarships, a maximum of 5% of the grant may be used for recruitment, outreach, communications, and other costs related to selecting and supporting BOS recipients.
No portion of BOS grant funds may be applied to foundation or management fees.