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Northern Foundation Awarded $25,000 from Daniels Fund to Support Transition to College for GED Grads

The Northern New Mexico College Foundation received a $25,000 Daniels Fund Boundless Opportunity grant earlier this April to support GED graduates in their first semester of study at Northern New Mexico College.

The Daniels Fund grant received by The Northern Foundation specifically supports high school equivalency (HSE/GED) graduates in their first semester of college. The Daniels Fund Boundless Opportunity scholarships awarded by The Northern Foundation help pay for tuition, fees, textbooks and other school-related expenses, allowing students to focus on college studies without feeling financial pressure.

“The decision to finish high school through a high school equivalency program is not always an easy one. It is a very special achievement, and ironically there can be stigma to overcome. Family and work responsibilities also complicate the process for some people,” said Northern Foundation Executive Director Terry Mulert. “But the rewards are great, and the Daniels Fund is leaving a legacy that encourages graduates from high school equivalency programs who make the decision to continue on to college studies.”

Daniels Fund scholarships are available for undergraduate degrees and certificate programs at select two- and four-year colleges and universities in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming—states that fund provider Bill Daniels had a personal connection to. Northern has been a recipient of Daniels Fund grants since 2007, and The Northern Foundation has awarded $100,000 in Daniels Fund Boundless Opportunity scholarships to date.

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.

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