(Denver, CO.) Community College of Denver (CCD) is announcing that it has received $45,816 in Daniels Opportunity Scholarship funding to provide need-based scholarships to non-traditional students.
“The Community College of Denver is unique in that it reaches out to individuals who may not have considered higher education a viable opportunity. Funds from the Daniels Opportunity Scholarship will be used specifically for juvenile offenders wanting to improve their lives through education,” said Leslie McClellon, Vice President, Student Development.
Daniels Opportunity Scholarship funding is awarded through grants to colleges and universities that convert them into scholarships for non-traditional students .
“Students who most desire a college education are often least able to afford one,” said Linda Childears, President and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “Daniels Opportunity Scholarships are intended to give a boost to students of all ages and levels of society seeking to secure economic and social benefits of a college education,” she added.
In selecting candidates for a Daniels Opportunity Scholarship, institutions are encouraged to seek individuals who reflect the qualities identified by Bill Daniels for the Daniels Scholarship Program; strength of character; leadership potential; emotional maturity and stability; well-rounded personality, abilities and broad interests; and the ability to contribute to the community later in life.
Daniels Opportunity Scholarship recipients are under the auspices of the ASSET Center at CCD, a collection of services dedicated to helping students succeed in school and move forward into a four year institution. “ASSET Center services assist over 5,000 students each year,” said Ryan Ross, Director of the Asset program, “we work to help each student realize their dream of a college education.”For more information about Daniels Opportunity Scholarships at the Community College of Denver, visit ccd.edu.