Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Students
Daniels Scholars with UNM President Robert Frank at the Daniels Fund Community Reception in Santa Fe. CEP administers two Daniels Fund initiatives at UNM— the Daniels Scholar Success Program and the Daniels Boundless Opportunity Scholarship.
Credit: Jose Villar

The University of New Mexico’s College Enrichment Program (CEP) has received a $42,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to provide Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to non-traditional students.

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 path to graduation involves many obstacles for all students, especially for those who represent our non-traditional populations,” said Jose Villar, program specialist with CEP. “It’s difficult to measure the overall impact that these scholarships can have. It will certainly help ease the cost of our students’ education, but at the same time it may also allow a student to work less and spend more time with their family.”

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, said, ‘America remains the greatest nation on Earth, where boundless opportunities still exist for each and every one of us’.”

For more information about Boundless Opportunity Scholarships at UNM, contact the College Enrichment Program at (505) 277-5321 or visit their website.

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.