SLCC Receives Scholarships Funds for “Non-Traditional” Students

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Scholarship funds will help SLCC students in need of financial assistance who are motivated to create a better life for themselves and their families.

Boundless Opportunity Scholarships give a boost to non-traditional students seeking the benefits of a college education.

Salt Lake Community College will share with two other institutions $85,000 in Boundless Opportunity Scholarship funds recently awarded by Daniels Fund.

“All too often, students who dream of bettering their lives with a college education are unable to afford it,” said Linda Childears, president and CEO of Daniels Fund. “Boundless Opportunity Scholarships give a boost to non-traditional students seeking the benefits of a college education.”

The money is intended to help “non-traditional” college students who demonstrate the need for financial assistance and who are motivated to create a better life for themselves and their families. Recipients include students who are: GED recipients; foster care youth; juvenile justice youth; returning military; individuals pursuing EMT/paramedic training; and those pursuing Early Childhood Education certification.

The name of the program came from a quote by Daniels Fund founder Bill Daniels, who once said, “America remains the greatest nation on earth, where boundless opportunities still exist for each and every one of us.” Since 2003, Daniels Fund has awarded a total of $14.3 million in Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to nearly 4,500 non-traditional students in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.

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