Boundless Opportunity Scholarships offer assistance to non-traditional students

SALT LAKE CITY – Non-traditional Utah students who might not otherwise be able to afford a college education will benefit from $76,000 in Boundless Opportunity Scholarships from the Daniels Fund.

The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship is available at select two- and four-year colleges and universities in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming and is intended for highly motivated students seeking the next level of achievement in their lives, regardless of their life path. Institutions eligible for the scholarship in Utah include Southern Utah University, the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College; a full list can be found online. Funding is awarded in two-year cycles, so scholarships are still available at colleges and universities that received awards last year.

Candidates for the scholarship must demonstrate financial need, and each college or university may focus on particular populations from a list of categories established for the program. The categories include adult learners, GED recipients, foster care youth, juvenile justice youth, veterans and individuals pursuing EMT/paramedic training.

“Students who dream of bettering their lives with a college education are often least able to afford one,” said Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “Boundless Opportunity Scholarships are intended to give a boost to non-traditional students seeking the economic and social benefits of a college education.”

Since 2004, the Daniels Fund has provided over $1.4 million in Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to 354 non-traditional students in Utah. The program received its name from a quote from Bill Daniels, founder of the Daniels Fund and former owner of the ABA Utah Stars, “America remains the greatest nation on earth, where boundless opportunities still exist for each and every one of us.”

For more information on the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship, visit the Daniels Fund website or contact them at 1-877-791-4726.

Submitted by: Daniels Fund

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