RRCC Foundation Awarded Scholarship Funding for Non-Traditional Students

More information: Kimberly Rein, 303-914-6260

March 27, 2015

Lakewood, CO — The Red Rocks Community College Foundation announced that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to provide Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to non-traditional students attending Red Rocks Community College.

“Red Rocks is so grateful for the Boundless Opportunity Scholarships that will result from this grant,” said Dr. Michele Haney, President of Red Rocks Community College. “The students supported by these scholarships will be better equipped to pursue their dreams thanks to the Daniels Fund.”

Boundless Opportunity Scholarships help highly-motivated students achieve their goals by providing the means for a better education as well as a better life for themselves and their families. The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship has a history of successfully supporting highly-motivated non-traditional students at Red Rocks. What began as assistance for GED learners many years ago developed into a relationship that transforms the lives of a wide variety of non-traditional students. According to one 2013 Boundless Opportunity Scholar, “it has given me a new feeling of hope and confidence.” This student graduated from Red Rocks Community College with an associate of science degree, and has since transferred to a university where he is working hard to complete a bachelor’s degree.

“Boundless Opportunity Scholarships benefit non-traditional students who desire to create a better life by investing in their education,” explained 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’.”

Red Rocks Community College welcomes applications for the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship from highly-motivated non-traditional students such as adult learners, foster care youth, GED recipients, juvenile justice youth, returning military, individuals pursuing EMT/paramedic training, and individuals pursing Early Childhood Education (ECE) certification. Students interested in applying for a Boundless Opportunity Scholarship at Red Rocks Community College should visit http://www.rrcc.edu/foundation/scholarship-programs.

The Daniels Fund is a private charitable foundation that continues the legacy of generosity established by its founder, Bill Daniels, through grant and scholarship programs, and other initiatives in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

The Red Rocks Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to supporting the students, faculty, and staff at the college in their pursuit of excellence. The Foundation was established in 1993 with the vision of helping students of all income levels have access to higher education. Since its inception, the Foundation has given more than $4 million dollars in scholarships to RRCC students and $3.7 million for other RRCC programs. The Foundation also provides mini-grants to faculty and staff, awards for outstanding faculty, and support for other worthwhile initiatives. 

About Red Rocks Community College:  Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 14,000 students per year online and at two campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.  www.rrcc.edu.


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Friday, March 27, 2015