Steamboat briefs: Daniels Fund grant supports CMC nontraditional students |

Steamboat briefs: Daniels Fund grant supports CMC nontraditional students

A $50,000 two-year grant from the Daniels Fund is making higher education and training at all Colorado Mountain College locations possible for a distinct group of students.
The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship is available at select two- and four-year colleges and universities in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, using funds provided by the Daniels Fund. The scholarship provides need-based funding for nontraditional students.
In Colorado Mountain College's case, that means the scholarship is specifically for people who are adult learners, returning military, GED recipients, those seeking early childhood education certification or EMT/paramedic training, or a combination of these groups.
The grant is active through May 31, 2019, and its scholarship funds are to be used only for tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies and commuting. The scholarship is administered on a yearly cycle, based on Boundless Opportunity Scholars' successful completion of their prior year's coursework.
"The Colorado Mountain College Foundation is extremely grateful for this partnership with the Daniels Fund," said Carol Efting, CMC Foundation specialist, in a news release.
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 grants, scholarships and an ethics initiative program.
When Daniels died in 2000, he left more than $1 billion to the Daniels Fund. In 2016, the organization surpassed $705 million in grants and scholarships distributed since its inception.

Montessori charter school hosts parent education night

Mountain Village Montessori Charter School in Steamboat Springs is hosting a parent education night with Betsy Hoke and Betsy Lockhart, Montessori master teachers and nationally-known teacher trainers and speakers, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at the school, 27285 Brandon Circle. They will be discussing the Montessori approach to education and will address both preschool and elementary school ages. The free event is open to the community.