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News: Grant for Adult Student Scholarships

CCU Awarded Grant to Provide Adult Student Scholarships

Colorado Christian University announced today that it will receive the second installment of a $40,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to provide Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to adult undergraduate students in CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies. For the 2018-2019 academic year, five students were selected as Boundless Opportunity Scholarship recipients. The additional grant of $20,000 will be award to adult undergraduate students for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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

"Adult learners face multiple pressures that can make degree completion very challenging — balancing full-time jobs, raising families, paying their mortgages and bills, caring for aging parents, and more,” said Roger Chandler, vice president of Student Success for the College of Adult and Graduate Studies. “Partnership with the Daniels Fund through its Boundless Opportunity Scholarship grant has been life-changing for five of our adult learners by lifting some of the financial pressure off their shoulders. We are delighted to continue together in awarding additional scholarships for our 2019-2020 academic year."

These need-based scholarships are available to specific student populations, including adult learners returning to college, GED recipients, former foster care youth, former juvenile justice youth, and individuals pursuing an Early Childhood Education (ECE) degree.

“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 Colorado Christian University, visit ccu.edu/bos.

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.