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SUU Awarded Grant to Provide Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

Published: April 10, 2018 | Category: Academics

SUU graduating senior with child mom graduates with degree cap and gown babySouthern Utah University announced today that it has received a $20,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to provide Boundless Opportunity Scholarships for non-traditional students.

The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship (BOS) is designed to benefit motivated non-traditional students who recognize the power of education to create a better life for themselves and their families.

“Not only is returning to school as an adult learner a challenge in itself, financial barriers are prevalent for non-traditional students,” said Linda Hudson, non-traditional student specialist. “Generous funds, such as the Daniel’s Fund, help break down those barriers so students can focus on their academic achievement. Our office is dedicated to growing the diversity on campus through collaborative initiatives that sustain greater access to resources.”

These need-based scholarships are available to specific student populations including non-traditional or veteran students entering or returning to college, GED recipients, former foster care youth, former juvenile justice youth, individuals pursuing EMT/paramedic training, individuals pursuing Early Childhood Education (ECE) certification, and individuals training for certain high-demand careers through select training programs.

“Boundless Opportunity Scholarships benefit non-traditional students who desire to create a better life by investing in their education,” said 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’.”

For more information about Boundless Opportunity Scholarships at Southern Utah University, visit suu.edu/nontraditional.

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


Contact Information:

Linda Hudson, Non-Traditional Student Specialist
435-865-8760
lindahudson@suu.edu