The University of Northern Colorado recently received $60,000 from the Denver-based Daniels Fund to provide 12 need-based scholarships to nontraditional students over the next two academic years.
Daniels Opportunity Scholarship funding is awarded through grants to colleges and universities for scholarships for nontraditional students, including adults entering or returning to college; students from alternative schools, juvenile justice facilities or youth offender programs; GED recipients; former foster-care youth; and returning military.
"Daniels Opportunity Scholarships are intended to give a boost to students of all ages and at all levels of society seeking to secure the economic and social benefits of a college education," said Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund.
In selecting candidates for a Daniels Opportunity Scholarship, universities are encouraged to seek out those who reflect the qualities identified by Bill Daniels for the Daniels Scholarship Program: strength of character, leadership potential, emotional maturity and stability, well-rounded personality, abilities and broad interests, and the potential to contribute to the community.
"By making this grant, the Daniels Fund has stepped forward to help our students at a time when the economy has made the challenges nontraditional students face greater than ever," said UNC President Kay Norton. "We are grateful to the Daniels Fund for supporting UNC by supporting these students."
For more information about Daniels Opportunity Scholarships at UNC, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (970) 351-2502. For more about the Daniels Fund, visit http://www.danielsfund.org/
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