Adams State awarded scholarship funding for non-traditional students

(03-10-2015)

Adams State University announced it has received a $30,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to provide Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to non-traditional students. The grant will provide $2,000 to 15 undergraduate students who meet the criteria, according Dr. Michael Mumper, senior vice president for Enrollment Management & Program Development.

Boundless Opportunity Scholarships help highly-motivated students achieve their goals by providing the means for a better education, as well as a better life for themselves and their families. The scholarships may be applied to tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation costs.

"We have many outstanding students with unmet financial need," Mumper noted. "These funds will help some of these students cover their educational costs without borrowing so much. We are pleased to partner with the Daniels Fund to offer these Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to deserving ASU students."

These need-based scholarships target specific candidates, including adult learners, foster care youth, GED recipients, juvenile justice youth, returning military, individuals pursuing EMT/paramedic training, and individuals pursing Early Childhood Education (ECE) certification.

"Boundless Opportunity Scholarships benefit non-traditional students who desire to create a better life by investing in their education," explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. "As our founder Bill Daniels once said, 'America remains the greatest nation on Earth, where boundless opportunities still exist for each and every one of us'."

The Daniels Fund is a private charitable foundation that continues the legacy of generosity established by its founder, Bill Daniels, through grant and scholarship programs, and other initiatives in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Application information for the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship will be available at the ASU One Stop: 719-587-7306.