Westminster Awarded $20,000 in Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

Mar 20, 2015

Mar. 20, 2015 Daniels Fund makes new money available to students based on financial need SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster College is honored to receive a $20,000 Daniels Fund grant to provide Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to non-traditional students who demonstrate the need for financial assistance and who are motivated to create a better life for themselves and their families. Student populations that qualify as non-traditional include adult learners, GED recipients, foster care youth, juvenile justice youth, returning military, individuals pursuing EMT/paramedic training, and individuals pursuing Early Childhood Education certification. "Westminster thanks the Daniels Fund for awarding the college this grant that gives under-served students access to a transformative educational experience," said Lance Newman, associate dean of Arts and Sciences. "I'm especially excited for the opportunity these scholarships offer the adult learners currently in our Venture program who will now be able to continue their studies as undergraduate students." The Venture Course in Humanities is a free, interdisciplinary humanities course for adults living on low incomes. Venture gives adults without access to higher education new ways to engage with their world. Venture is a one-year program that inspires many students to complete their degrees. The Boundless Opportunity Scholarships now available at Westminster are a valuable resource for these students. Since 2003, Daniels Fund has awarded a total of $14.3 million in Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to nearly 4,500 non-traditional students in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

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About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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