SUU Receives Daniels Fund Grant
January 01, 2007
Written by Isaac Holyoak, a junior Communication major from Murray, UT
Southern Utah University’s commitment to non-traditional students was awarded today with the donation of a $32,500 grant from the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program.
Lynne Brown, Director of the Student Support Center, says the money will be used to provide need-based scholarships to non-traditional students over 25-years-old. “When a student has the additional demands of children and family, there is an additional strain on the finances that a younger, independent college student may not face,” Brown remarks.
The Daniels Fund operates the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The fund was established in 1997 by Bill Daniels. According to the Daniels Fund, this year the program received more than $6.5 million in requests for the $1.5 million available for donation.
Jeff Fisher, Director of Development, comments that, “this program will assist older students who have not given up on the pursuit of a degree and, for a variety of reasons, have experienced a delay in their education.”
He continues, “The people behind Daniels Fund are compassionate and visionary – we appreciate all they do to help students here at Southern Utah University.”