Daniels Scholarships

The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities.

Daniels Scholarships Program Overview

The Daniels Scholarship is an exciting and challenging program that provides the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education at any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States, complete with financial and personal support throughout the journey. The Daniels Scholarship Program offers resources, encouragement, and inspiration far beyond the financial assistance needed to earn a college degree. Our 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.

Every year, Daniels Scholars are selected from our four-state region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Since 2000, Daniels Scholars have attended more than 400 colleges and universities in 49 states.

As of June 2017, the Daniels Scholarship Program has provided more than $154 million in undergraduate scholarships to more than 3,700 students.

Daniels Scholarships Eligibility

To be eligible for the Daniels Scholarship Program, students must satisfy the following requirements at the time of application:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Be a resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
  • Be a high school senior graduating from a school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
  • Earn ACT scores of at least 17 in each category ( Math, English, Reading, Science ); or an SAT Math score of at least 470 and an Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of at least 450. Writing scores are not required. All test scores must come from a single test and must be submitted by the application deadline. Super scoring is not accepted.

Daniels Scholarships Can be used : Daniels Scholars may attend any two or four-year, nonprofit accredited college or university in the United States. Scholars must intend to complete a bachelor’s degree. If a scholar starts at a two-year college, they must be on a path to earn a bachelor’s degree. Daniels Scholarships may not be used at technical or trade schools, or for participation in certificate programs.

Daniels Scholarships Selection Criteria

Daniels Scholars are selected because they embody the principles and values Bill Daniels defined as hallmarks of the program

  • Strength of character
  • Leadership potential
  • Commitment to serving their communities
  • Academic performance or promise
  • Well-rounded personality

In addition, there are a number of specific requirements to be eligible for the Daniels Scholarship Program.

Daniels Scholarships Application Process

Daniels Scholarships Application formGetting into the Daniels Scholarship Program is highly competitive. Each year, thousands of applicants go through a rigorous application process and finalists go on to an in-person interview.

Applications and recommendations must be submitted online through the application website between September 29 and November 30, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. MST. As part of the application, students are required to submit documents that will be used to verify their eligibility, such as their Student Aid Report from the FAFSA; official ACT / SAT scores; citizenship and residency documentation; and other financial documents.

All applicants will be notified in January whether or not they have been selected as a finalist, and finalists will be invited to participate in a personal interview. Interviews are conducted in February and early March in the applicant’s home state by local community leaders. Daniels Scholars are announced in late March, and must attend our scholarship orientation conference in June ( all expenses are paid by the Daniels Fund ).

 Daniels Scholarships Date

  • Application Period : 29th September  – 30th November, 2017 Deadline: 4:00 p.m. MST.

Contact Details

101 Monroe Street
Denver, Colorado 80206
Phone: 877.441.3139 Toll Free 303.393.7220
E-mail: ScholarSelection@DanielsFund.org
Website : http://www.danielsfund.org/

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