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.