SFCC Receives $20,000 from Daniels Fund

SANTA FE, NM – The Santa Fe Community College Foundation has announced a gift from the Daniels Fund of $20,000 to provide Boundless Opportunity Scholarships to non-traditional students. 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.

At SFCC, the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship will benefit adult learners enrolled in the Sun-Path/I-Best program. The program provides a way for first-generation students to earn a high school equivalency while simultaneously obtaining a certificate to help them succeed economically. Eligible students may receive $1,000 to pay for tuition, fees, books, supplies and transportation expenses.

“Many students face the obstacles of paying for college on top of meeting everyday expenses such as food and rent,” said Meghan McGarrity, Scholarship Coordinator at the college. “The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship will increase the college’s ability to help more students who are committed to getting a degree and furthering their career opportunities.”

Interested SFCC students should contact the Financial Aid Office at 505-428-1268. The application is available online at www.sfcc.edu.

The Daniels Fund is a private charitable foundation that continues the legacy of generosity established by its founder, Bill Daniels, through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. More information at www.DanielsFund.org.

For more information:

  • About paying for college, stop by the Financial Aid Office in the Welcome and Advising Center or contact Financial Aid at 505-428-1268 or financialaid@sfcc.edu.
  • About the high school equivalency/GED and I-BEST programs, stop by the Adult Education Office in Room 502 or contact staff at 505-428-1356 or abe@sfcc.edu.
  • About assistance for student veterans, contact Veterans Resource Specialist Gregory Scargall at 505-428-1305 or greg.scargall@sfcc.edu.

For more than three decades, Santa Fe Community College has served as the gateway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of a diverse community. The college serves more than 15,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult education programs. For further information, visit the website or call 505-428-1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.