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    Boundless Opportunity Scholarship

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    Boundless Opportunity Scholarship

A scholarship for highly-motivated
non-traditional students

The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship® (BOS) benefits highly motivated non-traditional students who recognize the power of education to create a better life for themselves and their families. The program helps hardworking students invest in themselves and prepare for in-demand career opportunities.

The scholarship is available to non-traditional students in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who are seeking undergraduate degrees, career certificates, or career credentials in high-demand career fields. Scholarships are provided as block grants to colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations, who then award scholarships to student applicants.


To be eligible, an applicant must be a legal resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming, and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate the need for financial assistance to reach their educational goals.

Each school chooses to offer the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship based on programs for degrees and certificates programs for high-demand career fields. Boundless Opportunity Scholarships (BOS) will assist non-traditional students, including:

  • Adults entering or returning to college (Age 22+)
  • GED recipients
  • Veterans entering or returning to college
  • Former foster care youth
  • Former juvenile justice youth
  • Students participating in ROTC on campus
  • Active Military

Not all schools will offer Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to all student populations. Contact the financial aid office for details.

Participating schools and organizations manage all aspects of the application process and the selection of recipients. Each establishes their own criteria for defining financial need.

Additional Requirements

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship funds may be applied toward the following expenses only:

Direct Expenses


Indirect Expenses

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Books and supplies
  • Transportation/commuting expenses (limited to gas or public transportation)

Before scholarship funds can be disbursed, BOS recipients complete an online survey to provide information about their academic and career goals, and their plans to achieve them. This helps the Daniels Fund evaluate the success of the program and its recipients.


Students interested in applying can visit the participating schools and organizations page to determine if their college or university offers the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship.

For more information on the application process, visit the financial aid office or website of any participating school.

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