Boundless Opportunity Scholarship Supports Non-Traditional Students

Published: April 01, 2020 | Author: Kierstin Pitcher-Holloway | Read Time: 1 minutes

Scholarships for Non-Traditional StudentsSouthern Utah University has received an $18,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to provide Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to non-traditional students at the university.

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

“The impact of the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program is significant for our students' ability to accomplish their academic goals,” said Linda Hudson, non-traditional student services coordinator. “Many returning non-traditional students are confronted with additional challenges and barriers beyond financial restrictions.”

These scholarships are need-based and available specifically for the non-traditional student populations, including adults entering or returning to college, veterans entering or returning to college, former foster care youth, and former juvenile justice youth.

“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.’”

SUU offers many additional services for non-traditional students, from child care assistance, to a student center specifically for non-traditional T-Birds.

“Our center also provides necessary peer advocacy and mentorship, additional resources, and tools to eliminate educational and social barriers,” said Hudson. “Having the students feel as though they belong and are connected to the University and other students is crucial in achieving academic success.”

At SUU, Non-Traditional Student Services assists non-traditional students in making meaningful connections to campus that will support and facilitate successful retention, completion, and provide a sense of belonging. They advocate on behalf of these students with various departments across campus to build a strong foundation of support unique to their situation.

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