“Our founder Bill Daniels established the scholarship program to help outstanding young people who possess tremendous strength of character, leadership potential, the drive to succeed, and a commitment to giving back to the community,” explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund.
The Daniels Scholarship Program provides the opportunity to obtain a college education at any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States, complete with financial and personal support throughout the journey. Selected scholars are offered resources, encouragement, and inspiration far beyond the financial assistance needed to earn a college degree. The goal is to help each Daniels Scholar succeed in college and ultimately become independent, successful in a rewarding career, and actively engaged in their community.
This four-year, annually-renewable college scholarship is a “last dollar” scholarship which covers the unmet need of the student after all other financial aid resources and their Expected Family Contribution have been applied.
For students choosing to attend one of 24 partner schools in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming, their Expected Family Contribution will be covered in addition. A complete list of partner schools can be found at DanielsFund.org/Scholarships/PartnerSchools.asp.
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, students must:
- Be a current high school senior graduating during the 2017-2018 academic year from a high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.
- Be a current resident of one of these four states and a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
- Earn an SAT Math score of at least 470 and an Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of at least 450; or ACT scores of at least 17 in each category (Math, English, Reading, and Science). Super-scoring is not accepted.
- Demonstrate financial need.