The College Enrichment Program at the University of New Mexico has received a $28,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to provide Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to non-traditional students from all walks of life.

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.

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

“Boundless Opportunity Scholarships are intended to benefit non-traditional students seeking the economic and social benefits of a college education,” explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund.

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; returning military; and individuals pursuing EMT/paramedic training.

Since 2004, the Daniels Fund has provided more than $11 million in Boundless Opportunity Scholarships (formerly known as Daniels Opportunity Scholarships) to more than 3,800 non-traditional students. The program received its name through a quote from Bill Daniels, founder of the Daniels Fund, who stated, “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 Jose Villar at the College Enrichment Program at 277-5321 or jvillar@unm.edu.