Adams State Awarded Scholarship Funding Non-Traditional Students

ALAMOSA, COLO. (March 10, 2015) . . . Adams State University announced it has received a $30,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to provide Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to non-traditional students. The grant will provide $2,000 to 15 undergraduate students who meet the criteria, according Dr. Michael Mumper, senior vice president for Enrollment Management & Program Development.

Boundless Opportunity Scholarships help highly-motivated students achieve their goals by providing the means for a better education, as well as a better life for themselves and their families. The scholarships may be applied to tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation costs.

“We have many outstanding students with unmet financial need,” Mumper noted. “These funds will help some of these students cover their educational costs without borrowing so much. We are pleased to partner with the Daniels Fund to offer these Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to deserving ASU students.”

These need-based scholarships target specific candidates, including adult learners, foster care youth, GED recipients, juvenile justice youth, returning military, individuals pursuing EMT/paramedic training, and individuals pursing Early Childhood Education (ECE) certification.

“Boundless Opportunity Scholarships benefit non-traditional students who desire to create a better life by investing in their education,” explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “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’.”

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The Daniels Fund is a private charitable foundation that continues the legacy of generosity established by its founder, Bill Daniels, through grant and scholarship programs, and other initiatives in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Located in the small, southern Colorado city of Alamosa, Adams State University was founded in 1921 specifically to educate teachers for rural communities. It has evolved into a comprehensive university that offers a range of undergraduate disciplines, as well as selected master’s and doctoral-level programs.

Throughout its history, Adams State has been crucial to enhancing the area’s educational opportunity, economic development, and cultural enrichment. It continues a historic commitment to under-served populations, including underrepresented minorities, first-generation, and low-income students. Adams State was the first four-year institution in Colorado to be federally designated a Hispanic Serving Institution. is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet