UW Receives Grant for Nontraditional Student Scholarships
Nontraditional students at the University of Wyoming will have more options for financial assistance after the university secured a grant to provide them with need-based scholarships.
The UW offices of Student Educational Opportunity and Nontraditional and Gender Programs received the $50,000 grant from the Daniels Fund, according to a UW release. The funds will be provided over two years to give Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to undergraduate students who are 25 or older and who have unmet financial needs and who can also benefit from academic services that can help them graduate.
“Boundless Opportunity Scholarships benefit nontraditional students who desire to create a better life by investing in their education,” says Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund, in a statement. “As our founder, Bill Daniels, once said, ‘America remains the greatest nation on Earth, where boundless opportunities still exist for each and every one of us.’”
The Daniels Fund is a private charitable foundation created by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels. Its goal is to improving the lives of people in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming through its grants and scholarship programs and ethics initiative.
The scholarships will be available for nontraditional students starting in fall 2018. Applicants can receive up to $2,000 per year. Nontraditional students can apply here.