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Daniels Fund adds $110K to Boundless Opportunity Scholarships

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Daniels Fund has awarded $110,000 in new money for Boundless Opportunity Scholarships available throughout the state, including at UNM and its satellite campuses, NMSU, ENMU, CNM, Santa Fe Community College, NMMI, Northern New Mexico Community College, San Juan College and University of the Southwest.

These scholarships are designed for students who are motivated to create a better life for themselves and their families, and who demonstrate financial need, Daniels Fund officials said in a news release.

“(They) give a boost to non-traditional students who are seeking to better their lives with a college education, certificate program, or training program for a high-demand career,” said Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund, in a statement.

The targets of the financial aid include adults entering or returning to college, GED recipients, veterans entering or returning to college, former foster care youth, former juvenile justice youth, individuals pursuing paramedic training and individuals pursuing Early Childhood Education certification. Check with the individual schools for specific programs that are eligible.

A full list of schools and the populations they award can be found at

Money for these boundless scholarships is awarded for two-year cycles, so scholarships are also available at additional schools that received funding in 2017.

The name of the program came from a quote by founder Bill Daniels who once stated, “America remains the greatest nation on earth, where boundless opportunities still exist for each and every one of us,” according to a news release.

Since 2003, the Daniels Fund has awarded a total of $17.4 million in Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to nearly 5,900 non-traditional students through colleges and training providers in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

The Daniels Fund was established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels. It is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming through its grants and scholarship programs, and ethics initiative.

Daniels Fund awards $110,000 for scholarships to non-traditional students in New Mexico

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